An Oldham Law firm is looking to make a huge environmental impact, as well as provide clients with a nice moving in gift at the same time.
Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers have launched their ‘Planting Roots for the Future’ campaign.
As part of the scheme, on completion of every house purchase, the North West based firm will deliver an appropriate tree to the homeowner. If they do not want a tree or have no room in their garden then the firm will plant one in designated open countryside, in parks and at schools.
The first tree in the scheme has been delivered to homeowner Andrew Shepherd of Greenfield, who recently moved into a new property. Andrew plans to plant the gifted oak tree in his sunny back garden.
The planting roots campaign is the brainchild of Victoria Marshall, Head of Conveyancing at Pearson, who wanted to help the firm reduce their environmental impact and do something special for clients.
“I thought of all my clients, families and individuals putting down roots when they move into a new home and wanted to do something to recognise that monumental moment and saving the planet is a bonus!” said Victoria.
A local supplier is being used and the trees being delivered are Rowan, Apple, Birch, Field Maple, Oak and Hornbeam.
They are all British native trees grown from seed with a mix of sizes so different sizes of garden can be accommodated.
Oldham has been tasked to increase tree cover from 11.9% to 15% in a generation. This could mean planting up to 100,000 new trees across the borough.
“It’s important we don’t take nature for granted and the Pearson ‘Roots for the Future’ campaign creates a legacy for future generations.” added Victoria.
Commenting on the scheme, recipient Andrew Shepherd said: “It was lovely to get this moving-in surprise from Pearson Solicitors, and I’m impressed that they are taking time to consider environmental issues.
“Victoria and the team were great with my house move as you would expect from a good firm of solicitors, what I did not expect was the added bonus of a green gift. I am looking forward to some green shoots next summer, perhaps a nesting box as it grows, and relaxing with a book and a glass of wine under the branches as it gets bigger.”
For further details click:
Planting Roots for the Future – http://www.pearsonlegal.co.uk/future-roots/