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Premier customers help create new hedgerows in West Yorkshire

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Premier has teamed up with some of its customers and the Woodland Trust, to create new hedgerows in West Yorkshire.

It is said that when the skies are clear and sun is shining there is no better place to be than out in the countryside, that couldn’t be truer when talking about the picturesque town of Keighley, nestled between the Airedale countryside and the Haworth Moorland in West Yorkshire – the location of Premier’s most recent tree planting day.

With clear blue skies the weather could not have been more perfect as staff from Premier’s Leeds branch teamed up with Carbon Capture customers and, with shovels in hand, took part in a special tree planting project to support the Woodland Trust’s ‘Morehedges’ scheme.

As part of the Woodland Trust’s woodland creation initiative, Morehedges provides saplings, advice and funding for new hedging projects of 100 to 1000 metres, at sites around the UK. Hedgerows are important features of the countryside as they create new wildlife corridors that connect trees with the surrounding landscape.

Throughout the day, Premier and its customers successfully helped to plant over 500 saplings, including species of tree such as field maple, hawthorn, hazel and crab apple. These saplings will form part of a planned 600 metres of hedgerow for the area and will help to provide landscape corridors with the adjacent woodland areas as well as beneficial habitats that support small mammals, birds and insects.

Hussein Ismail, Premier’s sustainable business director, commented: ‘This was not only Premier’s first tree planting event of the year but it was also the first one that we have been able to host in Yorkshire. The weather was on our side and we are thankful to everybody who attended, planted trees and helped to create a fantastic day.’

Premier’s work with the Woodland Trust began over ten years ago. The programme has grown to become the industry’s leading environmental initiative with well over 600 customers fully signed up and committed to the cause. To date, the company and its customers have raised in excess of £1.37 million for the Woodland Trust, planting over 354,000 trees and capturing over 82,000 tonnes of CO₂; and the best part is 100% of all money raised through the Carbon Capture programme, goes directly to the Woodland trust to help create and maintain native woodland around the UK.

To learn more about Premier’s Carbon Capture programme visit

If you would like to find out how you can support the Woodland Trust visit


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