Tree-mendous! Squire’s Garden Centres donate trees to parks in Guildford
Squire’s has donated 12 Silver Birch trees to Guildford Borough Council
L-R: Ben Woolhouse (Squire’s), Kevin Street (Guildford Council), Sarah Matthews (Squire’s) & Saimon Nchese (Guildford Council)
Squire’s Garden Centres has donated 12 Silver Birch trees to Guildford Borough Council as part of their ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign. Employees from Squire’s in West Horsley gave the trees to the council last week.
Cllr Pauline Searle, Lead Councillor for Countryside, Rural Life, and the Arts said: “We want to thank Squire’s for their generous donation of 12 Silver Birch trees, which will be planted on Bellfields Green and Stoke Recreation Ground. It’s a great act of kindness to provide trees for the community to enjoy along with all the benefits to the environment that these trees will bring.”
Squire’s campaign started last autumn, when they pledged to donate 5p for every plant sold in September 2019. This has enabled Squire’s to donate 300 trees to parks and green spaces in over 30 locations, including Priory Park in Reigate, Dinton Pastures Country Park in Wokingham, Hickleys Corner in Farnham, Homewood Park in Chertsey, and Broom Road Recreation Ground in Teddington.
Squire’s Chairman Sarah Squire said; “We are very proud of our ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign. We want to thank our customers by giving back to the local area, and what better way to do this than by providing stunning Silver Birch trees that people can enjoy for years to come. Silver Birch are native British trees that are great for the environment, as they can improve air and soil quality, and they are also good for wildlife too, providing food and habitats for many birds and insects. We have been working closely with local councils and community groups who have planted the young trees this February in numerous parks and green spaces, so that they can be enjoyed by everyone.”