Mass tree planting a fitting finale for Trethowans' 150th anniversary year of good deeds

Trethowans has rounded off its anniversary year commitment to completing 150 good deeds in aid of local good causes, by planting a woodland in Poole.

The local legal firm worked with Dorset Wildlife Trust to plant 150 trees at Corfe Barrows Nature Reserve on Tuesday (13 December).

“We were keen to round off our fundraising anniversary year with a bang - and giving something back to the local environment is a great way to do just that,” said Trethowans managing partner Chris Whiteley.

“Our teams in Poole, Salisbury, Southampton and Winchester have been tireless in their commitment to achieving our goal, doing everything from donating blood to climbing mountains for charity.

“What is wonderful about this final good deed is that the legacy will live on forever, with the trees creating a woodland for people, and wildlife, to enjoy for centuries to come.”

Staff from all of Trethowans’ offices across the south took part in the mass-planting of Oak, Birch, Rowan and Hazel trees.

Sally Cooper of Dorset Wildlife Trust said: “The right tree in the right place improves our sense of well-being and creates excellent habitats for insects, lichens, birds and bats. Corfe Barrows Nature Park has been established to link a number of nature and archaeological sites by public rights of way or permissive paths - and includes areas of woodland, grassland and rare heathland.

“It’s a great area to enjoy and to look for wildlife - and the planting of 150 trees by Trethowans will further enhance the habitats for the wildlife here - as well as improving the environment for people to encounter, enjoy and learn about nature and our native species in.”

While Trethowans’ 150 good deeds mission is now complete, the company is keen to continue with its drive to support local people and causes. It already has a number of fundraising events lined up for next year and is in talks with local groups and events to provide sponsorship and support.

For more information about Dorset Wildlife Trust, please visit dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk