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240 reasons why we’re tree-mendous!

 

We’re planting 240 young trees, right, at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to improve the local environment, help protect the planet, enhance everyone’s wellbeing and support the Queen’s Green Canopy – a national initiative to celebrate the reign of the late Queen Elizabeth.

Here’s the team from Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions Ltd - Sam Gough, Grace Barrett, Steve Rich and Will Bennett.

Back in Spring our environment coordinator Grace successfully applied to the Woodland Trust’s Free Tress for Schools and Communities scheme and now they’re going in creating a hedgerow alongside the South boundary at HRI. Once complete a plaque will go up and it will become part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.

Grace said: “This tree planting project contributes to CHS’s biodiversity goals by enhancing greenspace and increasing the variation of tree species on site at HRI. This has benefits for wildlife, particularly birds and pollinators, contributes to enhanced staff/ patient wellbeing associated with greenspace, and contributes to the improvement of local air quality & carbon offsetting.” Trees planted include Silver birch, Wild Cherry, Rowan, Hawthorn, Dogwood and Hazel.

Did you know… A mature tree can absorb up to 150kg CO2 every year. (This isapproximately equivalent to the amount of CO2 produced by a Ford Fiesta over 900 miles).