Wave and NEPO collaborate on tree planting event

On Thursday 16th November, Wave and public sector procurement specialist, North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO), jointly planted 300 trees in Stamfordham, Northumberland.

The day was led by the Great Northumberland Forest, a tree planting scheme hosted by Northumberland County Council, which focusses on planting the right tree in the right place, for the right reason, with the right management, balancing the needs of nature and the rural economy with the interests of people, communities, landowners, and land managers.

The team was made up of 25 employees from Wave, NEPO and Northumberland County Council who worked together to create a shelter belt of native species trees and large shrubs, as a wildlife corridor and to support biodiversity and amenity.

Despite the wet conditions, spirits remained high and it was rewarding to see how many trees could be planted in just one day. With Great Northumberland Forest’s guidance, the team learned the best places to position the trees, which areas to avoid and how to dig and plant correctly so that they had the best chance of survival.

Joanne from NEPO, said the event was: “really well organised and a great introduction to what Wave’s social focus is” and Margaret from Northumberland County Council, said: “very well organised, a really lovely crowd of people which made the day. Weather was fine, which helped and a fantastic programme to support.”

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