Tree-mendous! Squire’s Garden Centres donates trees to Reigate & Buckland
Squire’s donated trees to Reigate & Banstead Borough Council (left) and Buckland Parish Council (right)
Left: Dan Balcomber (Reigate Council), Bard Courtney (Squire’s), Paul Foster & Nigel Ellis (Reigate Council), Alan Wright (Squire’s), Russell Potts & Philip Hoskins (Reigate Council)
Right: Adam Eton (Squire’s), Sheena Boyce (Buckland PC), Emily Jarvis (Squire’s), Martin Boyce & Alan Pryor (Buckland PC)
Squire’s Garden Centres has donated 20 Silver Birch trees to Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and 9 trees to Buckland Parish Council, as part of their ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign. The trees were planted in Priory Park and in areas around Buckland last week, in a joint effort by the Councils’ teams and employees from Squire’s.
Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Natalie Bramhall said: “We’re grateful to Squire’s Garden Centre for its kind donation of Sliver Birch trees. They’re going to make a fantastic addition to one of our borough’s most popular parks and we’re sure residents will love them.”
Sheena Boyce, Clerk at Buckland Parish Council added: “Local residents have welcomed the opportunity to support this Squire’s initiative to plant native trees in Buckland.”
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 Broom Road Recreation Ground in Teddington, the Memorial Gardens in Staines, Stoke Recreation Ground in Guildford, Hickleys Corner in Farnham and Homewood Park in Chertsey.
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 in numerous parks and green spaces, so that they can be enjoyed by everyone.”