750 new trees for Tring as firm celebrates 50 years in operation

750 trees have been planted in Tring to help celebrate a house developer's 50th birthday.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 6:00 am
Shanly employees planting the trees near Tring

Bucks-based Shanly Homes has donated over £500,000 to the Woodland Trust since their partnership began in 2011.

This means that the Trust has been able to plant almost 32,000 trees and kept them maintained over eight years.

15 staff from Shanly Group spent a day planting over 750 trees in Tring recently, where the Woodland Trust is extending the park on Hastoe Lane.

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The extension will create a link for wildlife from the existing Tring Park to Stubbings Wood, providing additional habitat for species such as dormice, butterflies and red kites.

Tamra Booth, operations director at Shanly Group said: “Reaching the milestone of £500,000 donated to the Woodland Trust in our 50th year has been the cherry on top of the cake of our charitable activity and being able to plant some of the trees we have donated this year is something we’re really proud of.

"Despite our anniversary celebrations reaching their end, our work with the Woodland Trust will continue, and we look forward to working with them for years to come.”

Pip Borrill, head of partnerships at the Woodland Trust, said: “I’d like to say a massive thank you to Shanly Homes for its support over the past eight years.

"It is fitting to reach the £500,000 milestone in the same year Shanly celebrates its 50th anniversary. This funding has helped to plant and protect trees and woods across the country, combating climate change, providing homes for wildlife and places for people to visit and enjoy.”