Tree-mendous! Squire’s Garden Centres donate trees to Weybridge
Left – Squire’s and Elmbridge Borough Council planting trees at Grenside Recreation Ground in Weybridge
Right – Squire’s planted trees at Cleves School in Weybridge
Squire’s Garden Centres has donated 10 Silver Birch trees to Elmbridge Borough Council as part of their ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign. The trees were planted at Grenside Recreation Ground and at Cleves School in Weybridge on the 25th and 26th February, in a joint effort by the Council’s teams and employees from Squire’s in Cobham and Hersham.
Councillor Janet Turner, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Elmbridge Borough Council, said; “Elmbridge Borough Council would like to thank Squire’s Garden Centres for their donation of 5 Silver Birch trees which have now been planted in Grenside Recreation Ground, next to Broad Water Walk. They are a well-needed addition to this under-utilised site, which we are trying to turn into a more enjoyable and accessible place to visit for the Weybridge Community and residents of Elmbridge. In the future, new hedging will be added so the Silver Birch trees will become integral to the landscape and contribute to increase the area’s biodiversity. We are delighted to have been asked by Squire’s to be part of their ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign as we believe it is a fantastic way of bringing communities together to enjoy and give their on-going support to the local environment.”
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, Stoke Recreation Ground in Guildford, Homewood Park in Chertsey, Aviator Park in Addlestone, and Broom Road Recreation Ground in Teddington.
Sarah Squire, Chairman of Squire’s commented; “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 and March in numerous parks and green spaces, so that they can be enjoyed by everyone.”