FPS Join Forces with Severn Trent: Tree Planting

Severn Trent

On 23rd February 2023, FPS Environmental Ltd helped Severn Trent Water with their goal to plant over 9,000 trees across two days at Severn Trent’s Stoke Bardolph estate as part of the 2022-acre Commonwealth Forest.

Trees are clearly a vital part of our ecosystem, not just absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, but supporting biodiversity, preventing soil erosion and providing habitats for countless species. The sad fact is, if they emitted Wifi, they would be planted everywhere! There is a distinct disconnect between the necessity for trees and forests, and our own lives. Thankfully growing public knowledge of the value of planting trees to combat climate change and safeguard natural ecosystems has occurred in recent years. The promotion of reforestation and tree planning has been the focus of many organisation, and projects around the world.

Planting Trees at Severn Trent.

Planting trees is a straightforward yet effective method for people and communities to take action towards a more sustainable future.

Severn Trent are aiming to deliver on their commitment to create a carbon neutral legacy following the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. At FPS Environmental Ltd we could not have been more delighted to assist.

This site is only a few miles from our head office and it is great to see our team #giveback and focus on the environment and working towards being carbon neutral.

Richard Eadie, Head of Sustainability at Severn Trent, said: “We’re passionate about making a positive impact on the communities and the environment where we live and operate”

“These new spaces are about creating an incredible legacy where nature can thrive and flourish, and we’d like to share that achievement with as many of you as possible, so come and join us next week.

Karen Terry, Operations Manager at FPS Environmental Ltd explained: “The forests will help remove carbon dioxide from the air, and help keep us healthy, which is why I decided to sign up and come along. Trees are vital for humankind and it is a fabulous initiative. We are seeing too many natural habitats removed and it is great to be involved in reversing this trend.”

The 2,022 acres of Commonwealth Forest across the Midlands will bring urban communities closer to nature, with the Stoke Bardolph site being open to the public via the current footpaths in the area.

Over 70,000 trees have already been planted at Commonwealth Forest sites in places such as Solihull and Walsall. 72 Tiny Forests were also planted by Severn Trent across the Midlands in 2022 as part of the drive to make Birmingham 2022 the most sustainable Commonwealth Games yet.

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