Hadfield Wood Recyclers to plant 180 trees in Manchester
Hadfield Wood Recyclers has donated 180 trees to the charity Manchester City of Trees following a pledge it made at the CIWM Presidential Dinner in London, which it sponsored.
The national wood recycler with sites in Manchester, Middlesbrough and Essex promised to donate one tree for every person that attended the dinner on 17 October.
Founded in Manchester in 1980, Hadfield Wood Recyclers has a strong affinity with the city, with its main processing site still located in Droylsden and a number of contracts servicing the Greater Manchester household waste recycling centres (HWRCs).
The Hadfield Group recycled over 300,000 tonnes of waste wood last year through its three sites, turning this waste stream into a variety of products including feedstock for panel board, biomass fuel and animal bedding.
Hadfield will be working with Manchester City of Trees over the coming months on specific projects near to its Droylsden sight in the East of the city.
Manchester City of Trees aims to re-vivify the landscape of Greater Manchester through reclaiming underused and forgotten woodland by planting around three million trees over the next 20 years or so, in addition to the 227,366 trees the charity has already planted, while also bringing 2,000 hectares of unmanaged woodland back into community use.
Commenting on the donation, Geoff Hadfield, Managing Director at Hadfield Wood Recyclers, said: “When we heard about the Manchester City of Trees project we were really keen to give it some support. It’s a worthy cause, very close to our hearts and one which helps local people by improving the environment and restoring unmanaged woodland.”