Our third planting season has just finished and we have planted another 2,650 trees within Derbyshire.
Working mainly through the government Big Tree Plant (BTP) programme and our local Sponsors:
Bates Weston Accountants, Mathew Montague Architects, The Milford Care Group and Hazelwood Property Investments Ltd.
During the 2012-2013 year we planted 2650 trees on 20 sites across Derbyshire, from Hayfield the north to Swadlincote in the south. A list of the sites is included in the annex below. Our planting partners included district and parish councils, rugby, cricket clubs and fishing clubs, schools, charities and community organisations. The smallest schemes were singe symbolic trees in Hayfield and in Derby, the latter in celebration International Womens Day. Our largest scheme was 750 trees at the Midland Railway Centre in Swanwick.
In addition to the grant from the government and the Forestry Commission through the Big Tree Plant, our local supporters and funders of scheme have included; Rolls Royce, Metropolitan Housing and Brewer Science.
Anthony Broderick, the Chairman of MTD, said; - “It has been great to be able to make this contribution to the environment and landscape of Derbyshire over the past year. We have planted natives trees all over the county working with people aged from 7 to 75 years old, getting all generations involved in our project. Next winter is the last year of our BTP programme and we want to plant even more trees and we are looking for new partners to help us to achieve this”
Remember, your site can be anywhere in Derbyshire, but to qualify for the heavily subsidised BTP programme it must have some sort of community use and public access. We are quite flexible, but we do work with you to ensure that we plant the right (mostly native) trees in the right places and that you will be able to maintain them in the future. Most of the trees that we plant are small bare rooted transplant but we do have flexibility to plant some larger specimens.
Ideally we are looking for larger schemes of 100 or more trees, but we will consider smaller projects and even individual symbolic planting. We expect partner to provide a contribution to planting costs, but some of this can be in kind through site preparation and volunteer activity, to help with planting and site maintenance.
In addition to planting through the Big Tree Plant, MTD also works with private landowners and businesses/individuals that will sponsor planting. Last year we planted an additional 350trees on private land. These trees were sponsored by: Bates Weston Accountants, Mathew Montague Architects, The Milford Care Group and Hazelwood Property Investments Ltd.
If you want to sponsor tree planting activity on your land or work site and would like us to advise you on planting options, please get in touch with Anthony Broderick via the website (http://www.milliontreesderbyshire.co.uk/)
You can view a list of all the trees we have planted so far this year by clicking here.