Builders’ merchants from Jersey to Warrington and South Wales to Sleaford planted trees in schools with SCA Timber in celebration of FSC® Friday at the end of September.
Infant, primary, and special needs schools accepted offers from their local builders’ merchants to plant Spruce tree seedlings from SCA’s Bogrundet tree nursery in Sweden – some of the approximately 100 million seedlings brought into growth by SCA this year.
Presentations on sustainable forestry and wood products were given to school assemblies by SCA area managers, followed by plantings with members of each school’s EcoCouncil or Gardening Club.
“It’s an opportunity for us to connect with the local community,” said Paul Conboy, director at Beers Timber & Building Supplies. “We’ve had great feedback from the schools and it’s a fun learning process for the children. Long may it continue.”
Paul Pinel, who looks after marketing at Pentagon Builders’ Merchants on Jersey, said: “Pentagon are fully committed to reducing the environmental and carbon impact of construction through continual improvement. Events like the tree planting give us an opportunity to educate all those who come into contact with the construction sector in the Channel Islands and encourage them to do the same.”
This is the third year that SCA has invited selected merchant customers to join in celebrating certified wood and forests for FSC® Friday; the annual event itself has been organized since 2008.