Leading Digital and Cloud Services Provider, ANS Group joined forces with customer, Bruntwood, to take part in Manchester’s City of Trees Initiative on Wednesday 26thApril.
The innovative and exciting movement is set to re-invigorate Greater Manchester’s landscape by transforming underused, unloved woodland and planting 3 million trees over the next generation – one for every man, woman and child in the City region with the ambition to create towns and cities that are greener, happier and healthier.
Volunteers from both companies joined local primary school children at Parkway Playing Fields in Chorlton to plant the trees.
Speaking of the initiative, ANS’ Facilities Manager, Chris Gregory said:
“At ANS we are wholeheartedly committed to supporting environmental initiatives and this was a fantastic opportunity for us to work alongside Bruntwood and City of trees to help develop new woodland which will be enjoyed by many future generations. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with City of Trees and plan to get involved in the organisation’s future projects.
When we heard about this opportunity we knew we had to get involved. Planting trees is a brilliant way to give back to nature. It might only be a small gesture, but if every organistion in Manchester got behind this movement, we’d collectively build a better environment for future generations.”
Kevin Wigley from the City of Trees team comments “Trees are an essential part of the future of our cities and towns, and deliver a whole range of benefits”.
“Bruntwood and their suppliers and customers have created an amazing lasting legacy which will not only be an asset to the local community, but benefits the city region as a whole by increasing our resilience to climate change”.
Back in December Bruntwood made a commitment to plant a tree for each of their Greater Manchester customers as a Christmas gift alongside City of Trees. The event saw over 500 trees planted, including birch, field maple, hawthorn, hazel, oak, and wild cherry.
To find out more about the City of Trees initiative click here.