We are most grateful to the following companies and organisations who are supporting our work to conserve and plant trees in Plymouth.
Co-op Community Fund
It is great to be working with the Co-op again; this time with stores on the Stoke and Beacon Park circuit. Zoe Stephens is our ‘Member Pioneer’ contact and she gives us lots of inspirational ideas! Our current aim is to get all the trees in the Family Tree Field labelled with their names so it was wonderful news in April to hear that £4,048 had been raised by shoppers allocating their dividends to Plymouth Tree Partnership. It looks like we will be able to plant more trees too and know plenty of places where people have asked for help with that – it’s what we do!
Co-op Community Fund
Working with the Co-op Store at Hyde Park, £2,252 was raised over the year as Co-op shoppers allocated their Community Fund dividends to re-make two entrances at the Family Tree Field in Central Park.
Postcode Local Trust
A funding award of £12,000 from the Postcode Local Trust enabled us to make a level seating area in the Family Tree Field where visitors can spend time absorbing the beauty of nature in the trees around them. The space can also be used for educational activities and outdoor performances which gives another dimension to field’s purpose.
The company’s ‘Start from the Heart’ initiative saw 18 staff engaged in conservation work in Central Park over two days. They provided vital care to young trees in the Family Tree Field by weeding and watering them in the hot dry weather. Some trees would have died without this help. The team also re-made the main entrance to the field and repaired a section of collapsed hedge bank under professional supervision. The area looks much smarter as a result!
EDF staff spent a day of corporate volunteering at the Family Tree Field on 27th September 2018 when they gave TLC to young trees and made everything tidy for winter.
Mansbridge and Balment
Discounted use of space in Mansbridge and Balment’s offices provides an essential base where partnership volunteers can meet and work on tree projects and aftercare.
Eco Land Management (ELM)
For giving us a day of their time to lead an additional corporate volunteering day at the Family Tree Field. It meant we could work with another corporate and do much more than expected!
Marks and Spencer
Plymouth Tree Partnership took part in the M&S “Spark Something Good” initiative. Staff from the Plymouth store planted trees and crocuses in Central Park and funding was provided for materials and professional support. It was a
great day with a great deal being achieved – take a look!