AN Ellesmere Port business has pledged to help plant 50,000 trees in school grounds as part of one of the UK’s largest carbon offset campaigns.
Port resident Brian Howell, who works for the local branch of national firm Printing.com, has committed to plant a tree for every eight orders received.
The company is asking borough parents and teachers to nominate their school to become one of the tree planting sites.
If chosen, the school will receive free trees from the company’s planting partners, Tree Appeal.
Last year Printing.com customers helped the company meet their national target of planting 25,000 trees. They are now aiming to plant 50,000 trees across the UK.
Mr Howell, who works in South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, said: “We want to encourage local schools to make the most of their grounds by planting trees.
“This helps create woodland habitat, increases bio-diversity and, most importantly, provides an excellent learning resource – planting trees, watching them grow, seeing how wildlife is encouraged and charting the changing seasons and weather.”
- Parents and teachers who would like their school to receive free trees should visit www.printing.com/schools and complete the short nomination form.