National Trust signs up to Solihull's Planting Our Future campaign - The Solihull Observer
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10th Aug, 2022

National Trust signs up to Solihull's Planting Our Future campaign

Sarah Mason 26th Feb, 2022

BADDESLEY Clinton and Packwood House have joined Solihull Council’s Planting Our Future campaign.

The campaign, which aims to plant 250,000 trees over the next ten years, wants to get communities across the borough digging deep to help the environment.

Throughout the winter months the teams at Baddesley Clinton have planted around 1,000 trees along the hedgerows as part of the campaign.

Stephen Spinks, general manager at Baddesley Clinton and Packwood House, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Solihull Council to support delivering our shared tree planting ambitions.

As Europe’s biggest conservation charity, the National Trust, working together with like-minded partners, has a responsibility to do everything we can to fight climate change, which poses the biggest threat to the places, nature and collections we care for.

“Over the past couple of years, we’ve been reminded of how important nature is for our health and wellbeing, and every bulb and sapling planted is a step towards creating new habitats and restoring our wildlife, currently much under threat across the UK.

“We’re really looking forward to kicking off the project this winter and working with Solihull Council both now and into the future.”

The National Trust has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

Councillor Ian Courts, leader of Solihull Council, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with the National Trust in a three-year journey towards our mutual ambitions.

“Solihull Council has committed to planting 250,000 trees in the next ten years, to help towards our goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions in the borough by 2041.

“However, the environment knows no boundaries and our partnership with the National Trust will take planting projects in and around Solihull borders in National Trust properties.

“The trees we plant will not only have an enormous benefit to the environment, improving biodiversity and carbon absorption, but they will enhance the beauty of these special locations and provide new habitats for wildlife in the area.”

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