To celebrate National Tree Planting Week, Green-tech invited eight Level 2 Arboriculture students from Askham Bryan College to their premises in North Yorkshire for a practical tree planting session.
The students learnt about the many benefits of tree planting and what products are recommended to plant trees for the best chance of survival; before venturing out to put their learning into action.
Green-tech’s Technical & Export Manager Chris Swan gave the students an onsite demonstration of how to plant using the equipment and products provided by Green-tech.
Using what they have learnt at college and the additional industry knowledge given to them in the presentation and demonstration, the students successfully planted four trees between them.
Green-tech is committed to supporting the future of landscaping and arboriculture and was the headline sponsor at the recent ProLandscaper 30 under 30: the next generation initiative. The company has strong links with Askham Bryan College and was delighted to combine national tree planting with a live event that provides the next generation with field experience and industry knowledge.
Chris Swan, Green-tech’s Technical and Training Manager commented; “The students did really well. We were only too happy to invite them to look around Green-tech. They were all great and really got stuck in. It was a great opportunity for them to learn industry practice and steps to consider if dealing with a tree planting project in the future. They asked good questions about owning a business and pursuing careers in landscaping. Who knows, we may see some of them as part of our Green-tech team in the future!”
Daniel Burdus, the Level 2 Arboriculture Course Manager at Askham Bryan added; A huge thank you to Chris and the team at Green-tech for organising another great learning experience!”