Premier Paper has teamed up with over 30 of its customers and staff, who, together with Woodland Trust Scotland, helped to plant over 800 trees at woodland site, North Wood, helping to grow and regenerate forest woodland.
The two-foot-tall trees, all UK native species, were planted by Premier staff and customers, having had instruction and demonstrations from the Woodland Trust Scotland staff.
David Jones, Premier Paper Group Marketing Director said, “We had a great tree planting day at North Wood. Thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of Premier Paper customers and staff we managed to exceed Woodland Trust’s target number of trees for that day. It was really rewarding to have helped create new native woodland that will not only provide a valuable habitat for wildlife but also, in time, become beautiful woodland for the local community to enjoy.”
Over the past year customers who participated and engaged in Premier’s Carbon Capture scheme have helped to plant over 55,000 trees with the Woodland Trust, all of which has helped to capture some 11,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
On this occasion, Premier’s customers also had the opportunity to enhance their tree identification skills, by taking part in a guided walk of the North Wood forest area. They also got the chance to learn more about the site, its redevelopment, and about the trees that they had helped to plant.