Workers plant 1,500 trees to honour fallen soldiers

The CNG team gets ready to plant around 1,500 trees in partnership with the Woodland Trust.
The CNG team gets ready to plant around 1,500 trees in partnership with the Woodland Trust.

The team from commercial gas specialist CNG Ltd has honoured Harrogate’s fallen soldiers by planting 1,500 trees and hedgerows with the Woodland Trust.

The Harrogate-based team rolled up its sleeves to highlight the sacrifice of the town’s soldiers and contribute to Woodland Trust’s MOREwoods and First World War Centenary Woods projects.

Since becoming a corporate partner four years ago, CNG has worked on the restoration of ancient woodland at Nidd Gorge and planted a further 20,000 trees at other projects.

Martin Needham, head of commercial at CNG, said: “Through these projects our team get an unusual away day as well as the chance to be part of the great work being done to maintain, increase and support the UK’s vital woodland.

“Our work with Woodland Trust means we can play an active role in the UK’s environmental health.”

Paul Bunton, the Woodland Trust’s Yorkshire based regional communications and engagement officer, said: “We are delighted that CNG continues to support the work that we do – from planting trees to helping us restore beautiful sites such as Nidd Gorge.”