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26 February 2020

Combatting Climate Change: 1500 Trees Planted In Teignbridge

As Teignbridge District Council’s grounds maintenance partner, idverde was delighted to help deliver the council’s ambitious plan to plant 1,500 trees during February as part of its 2020 tree planting programme.

Commenting on the launch of the tree planting initiative, Cllr Andrew MacGregor, Teignbridge District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Resorts and Open Spaces, explained: “As a new administration, we have a strong emphasis on combatting climate change and improving the landscape and environment of our beautiful district. Planting trees is a vital contribution to this process and will not only have an immediate impact but will make a positive contribution to the quality of life of our residents and visitors for generations to come.”

idverde was pleased to lend its support to this project by clearing a 1,500 square metre area at St Michael’s Field in preparation for planting. Members of idverde’s team were also on hand on 19th and 20th February to assist with planting, mulching, staking and guarding at Michael’s Field and Sandringham Park, with members of Teignbridge District Councillors all ‘digging deep’ to help plant the trees.

Following the tree planting days, Lorraine Montgomery, Teignbridge District Council’s Head of Operational Services, said: “Please thank your colleagues for helping us with the tree planting this week. I really appreciate them pulling out all the stops and helping us get all that done. I know the conditions were awful and by all accounts they did a great job.”

idverde looks forward to continuing to support Teignbridge Council in this and other initiatives to help benefit all those who live, work in, and visit the district.