As part of this week’s National Tree Week activities (23 November – 1 December), the HTA has partnered with The Tree Council and the Daily Mail to use the National Garden Gift Voucher scheme to encourage tree sales through HTA member businesses.
National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season. The campaign encourages people to be a #TreeChampion this #NationalTreeWeek by planting more trees and caring for the ones that we already have, to ensure a green, tree-filled future.
Trees are so important to our environment – they give us oxygen, store carbon, improve air quality, conserve water, preserve soil, support wildlife and are a key solution to climate change. They also make our communities more beautiful and improve our wellbeing.
As part of the Daily Mail’s ‘Be a Tree Angel’ campaign, readers can redeem Nectar points for a £5 National Garden Gift Voucher to put towards the purchase of a tree to plant in their garden.
There are a number of other initiatives taking place across the week including the airing of Chris Packham: Plant a Tree to Save the World on Channel 5 at 8 pm on Thursday 28 November. In this one-off documentary, Chris Packham looks at the crucial role trees have to play in combating climate change.
HTA President Boyd Douglas-Davies, comments, “We all know the benefits of planting more trees – in the garden and the wider landscape. They have such an important role to play in helping to mitigate the impact of climate change, enhancing communities and providing homes for wildlife. We can help encourage tree sales through garden centres by providing the nation’s gardeners with the best advice on the types of trees suitable for their outdoor space. For tomorrow, plant today!”
For further information see:
National Tree Week - www.treecouncil.org.uk/Take-Part/National-Tree-Week
‘Be a Tree Angel’ campaign - www.mymail.co.uk/pages/beatreeangel with further details in the Daily Mail all week.