AF International has celebrated its support for the National Forest this week with staff receiving free garden trees as part of the North West Leicestershire District Council’s Free Tree scheme. Every tree planted in the National Forest is helping to reach a big number - the 9 millionth tree planted in the Forest so far.
The campaign marks a significant milestone in the creation of the National Forest - the planting of the 9 millionth tree is expected to take place during this tree planting season.
Ron Jakeman Managing Director from H K Wentworth said, “as a business located in the National Forest, we are really proud that both the business and our colleagues are able to contribute towards such a significant tree planting milestone, and help to improve the environment here in North West Leicestershire.”
David Bourque from the National Forest added, “through our campaign, we want to bring the forest to life with people’s individual stories. Whether this is how businesses like H K Wentworth have helped us change the shape of the landscape or how people have commemorated a special occasion by planting a tree that will last a lifetime (or two). Every story becomes part of the past, present and future of the National Forest.
“Corporate partnerships are making an invaluable contribution and helping us reach our 9 millionth tree planted since we started creating the Forest in 1991. The support of businesses has a huge impact on our work and helps us to continue to drive change in our transforming landscape.”