GVA plants trees for Rugby Council

Thursday, 19 January 2017

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On Thursday 12 January, despite the weather warning of rain and snow, ten enthusiastic tree planters from leading real estate adviser GVA set off to plant trees with the Woodland Trust at Freemantle Park in Rugby, a site that Rugby Council manages. This follows some successful tree planting days last year, where GVA planted over 3,750 trees as part of its commitment to the Woodland Carbon mitigation scheme.

The Woodland Trust works with Rugby Borough Council to create new areas of woodland by planting young trees. Around 400 trees were planted in total, covering the area which was set aside for the team to fill.

Narinder Sira, from GVA's Birmingham charity team, who organised the trip, said: "We all enjoyed the day and really got stuck into the job, planting over 400 trees throughout the day, despite it raining from about 11am. Thankfully, the group managed to get hold of a scout hut near the site to have hot drinks and take shelter during lunch.

"To see it make a difference when we come back in 10-30 years will make the back breaking work worthwhile. But oh boy did we ache the next day".

The area where the volunteers were planting, forms part of Rugby Borough Council land and is close to a park and residential area. It will benefit the area aesthetically, with water run-off and biodiversity.

For further information on our charity events, please contact Chris Whetstone, Corporate Responsibility Manager on 0207 911 2014 or email