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Pearson plant their mark on UK woodland

  • Pearson plant their mark on UK woodland

Pearson get their hands dirty in support of UK woodland.

Staff from Pearson got their hands dirty this Climate Week helping to protect the future of UK woodland by spending a day planting trees.

The planting at Heartwood Forest in St Albans will directly contribute to the development of what will become the largest new native forest in the country.

The initiative is part of the Woodland Trust’s “More Trees, More Good” campaign. Pearson is also partnering with Woodland Trust to provide 120,000 children across the UK with seed kits as part of the campaign. The kits contain everything a class of 30 children will need to sow silver birch seeds and care for them before planting them out later in the year.

Rod Bristow, President of Pearson UK said:

“It’s important that children are educated on the vital role trees and woodland play in our environment. Our partnership with the Woodland Trust helps us to do that and reflects our ongoing efforts to be an environmentally conscious company. The tree planting at Heartwood Forest enabled our staff to get hands on and learn for themselves the importance of creating native woodland in the UK.”

Louise Neicho, Heartwood Forest site manager, said:

“By planting trees during Climate Week, we hope that the staff taking part learnt how important it is to plant native trees for all the many benefits they bring for people and wildlife. The Woodland Trust has a target to double native tree cover so we want to educate as many people as we can on why it’s so important.”

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/pearson

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Pie Corbett