Redrow and Alton Town Council raise a shovel to the Woodland Trust's tree planting initiative
• 16 trees have been planted at Hop Field Place, at our development in Alton
• Planting ceremony forms part of The Big Climate Fightback, an initiative by the Woodland Trust to plant 1 million trees
On Saturday 30th November, Together with Alton Town Council we joined forces to plant 16 trees in aid of The Big Climate Fightback, an initiative launched by The Woodland Trust in a bid to plant 1 million trees to mitigate climate change.
The event took place during National Tree Week, a week of tree planting organised by the Tree Council. November 30th is also National Tree Charter Day, a day dedicated to celebrating trees and woodlands.
The trees have been planted at Hop Field Place, our development in Alton. Local environmental groups were invited to attend the event, alongside representatives from us, Alton Town Council and the Woodland Trust.
During the ceremony, the Mayor of Alton on behalf of the Town Council signed the Woodland Trust’s Tree Charter and helped to plant the final tree. The newly planted trees are accompanied by a commemorative Redrow roof tile, as a reminder of the housebuilder’s partnership with the Council and the Woodland Trust.
In 2020, we are set to handover the parcel of land where the trees have been planted to Alton Town Council, so it can be used and enjoyed by the public. The open space will form part of the River Wey walk.
Councillor Graham Titterington, Alton Town Mayor, said: “Alton Town Council is proud to be laying down roots for a more tree filled future by planting 16 new trees donated by Redrow and a local resident at the new Hop Field Place open space in Alton on 30th November, as part of National Tree Week.
“Not only do trees help make our communities more beautiful and improve our wellbeing, they give us oxygen, store carbon, improve air quality, conserve water and preserve the soil. Trees are a key solution
to tackling climate change and protecting our precious wildlife habitats. If you would also like to become a tree champion then dig out your boots, grab a spade and plant a tree in your garden too!”
Rob Phelps, technical director at our Southern Counties division, said: “We are keen supporters of the Woodland Trust’s initiative and are proud to host the trees at Hop Field Place.
“As a housebuilder, one of our key responsibilities is not only preserving the environment, but enhancing it, as we design and develop new communities. At Hop Field Place we are creating a woodland walkway through the centre of the development, and as a general rule, we strive to achieve a net positive increase in biodiversity across all developments.
“We are pleased to work with the Town Council on this valuable community project and we hope residents in Alton are able to visit the open space in the near future and watch the trees grow.”
Hop Field Place comprises a mix of homes, ranging from two-bedroom bungalows to a four-bedroom two-storey homes, all from our award-winning Heritage Collection. To find out more about the development, please visit: www.redrow.co.uk/hop-field-place-alton or call 01420384623.
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