Galliford Try joins Greater Manchester's City of Trees movement

Construction group Galliford Try has pledged its support for a greener and more sustainable Greater Manchester by joining the City of Trees movement.

Galliford Try Building North West and Galliford Try Infrastructure have both become partners in the movement which aims to plant three million trees over the next generation.

To kick-start the partnership, members of the Warrington-based construction firm joined City of Trees on a volunteering day at Lightshaw Meadows in Wigan where they were helping to maintain and coppice the trees on site.

The 18-hectare site has been transformed by City of Trees with the planting of more than 2,000 new trees, including a new orchard home to 62 fruit trees.

Jim Parker, Galliford Try Building North West’s managing director, said: “Galliford Try is committed to leaving a legacy in the communities which we work and our partnership with City of Trees is a key part of that.

“Our team in Warrington were delighted to have the opportunity to get their hands dirty and give something back to the local community, helping enhance an area that can be enjoyed by all.”

Lightshaw Meadows in Wigan is just one of City of Trees’ projects, with the initiative working to green up grey areas by planting street trees, establish community orchards as well as creating new woodlands and working with schoolchildren.

Since the movement launched in November 2015 nearly 95,000 trees have been planted including over 300 street trees, as well as over 30 orchards established.

Tony Hothersall, City of Trees said: “We are thrilled to have Galliford Try Building NW and Galliford Try Infrastructure on board as a partner in City of Trees and help drive forward our mission of planting three million trees across Greater Manchester.

“Every part of the city region community, from the private sector to local authorities and developers can play a role in transforming the city region. We urge everyone to get on board in this exciting and ambitious movement”.

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