Around twenty-six schools joined SCA Timber Supply and timber & builders merchant customers to plant trees to mark the Diamond Jubilee of HM The Queen.
Each school was given 12 spruce tree seedlings to plant as part of the Jubilee Woods project, which aims to get six million trees planted nationwide this year.
The tree planting events are being recorded for posterity in the official Royal Record, by courtesy of project managers The Woodland Trust.
SCA Timber brought the seedlings across from its Bogrundet Tree Nursery in Sweden, which grows at least 100 million new trees annually for re-stocking SCA’s forests and those of other forest owners in Sweden. The trees were presented to the schools by SCA’s builders’ merchant customers.
Planting trees during the week 24th-28th September enabled the schools to be part of the annual ‘FSC® Friday’ celebration, showing young people the positive future of sustainable wood, following its route from tree nursery to builders’ merchant, and into their homes and schools.
“The double celebration made planting the trees even more worthwhile,” says Stephen King, SCA Timber Supply’s sales & marketing director.
“From teens to tiny ones, the children showed great interest and enthusiasm. We want to thank sincerely all the customers and their local schools for taking part.”
The builders merchants who took part in the tree planting were: Arnold Laver Group, Andrews Building Supplies, N R Burnett , PGR Timber, C&S Builders Merchants, Builders Supplies West Coast, Beers Timber & Building Supplies, Boys & Boden, Buildrite Trade & DIY Supplies, E H Smith, Enderby, LBS Builders Merchants, Shropshire Building Supplies as well as Buildbase branches at: Redditch, Rochford (Essex), Northwich, Preston, Harrogate, Oxford, Birmingham and Exeter.