Urban forest flourishing

Sven’s environmental tree-planting initiative one-year on.

Urban forest flourishing

One year on: Sven's investment in local environmental initiative by planting trees

Last autumn, a team from across Sven took part in an environmental tree-planting initiative, run by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC).

The scheme saw us help spruce up one of the borough’s busiest roads by planting six new distinctive Liquidambar trees along Stallings Lane, near the Kingswinford factory on the Pensnett Industrial Estate.

As a manufacturer using timber, concerned about the environment and motivated by wanting to give something back to the community, we felt that planting trees was an appropriate green initiative that we hope other local firms may still follow.

Trees for health

Planting trees not only improves the look of an area, they also have a cooling effect, reduce noise pollution and, most important of all, they absorb pollutants and trap particulates.

According to DMBC: In towns, mature trees act as air filters, each tree able to remove 10kg of dust from the air each day. Removing pollutants benefits everyone. hence trees are very desirable along busy roads.

Although air quality has improved significantly in recent years, urgent action is still required to tackle roadside air pollution. For example, on the 5th October 2018, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Department for Transport (DoT) set out a supplement to government plans to tackle air pollution in the UK – starting with ten local authorities, including Dudley and Wolverhampton.

Looking good

As well as sifting out airborne environmental nasties, planting trees also has a cooling effect and they clearly improve the look of an area. The Liquidambars’ five-lobed, maple-like leaves are bright green which, as the season changes, then take on brilliant and long-lasting autumn colour.

Great to see these trees have grown over the last 12 months and are now well-established.

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