Winsford Site Plants 1,400 Trees with Cheshire Wildlife Trust

In one week, the Winsford site, along with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, planted 1,400 trees around the site.

Compass Minerals’ apprentices and staff, along with Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Health and Wellbeing volunteers planted U.K.-sourced trees, which include oak, goat willow, alder and birch, in three areas.

The volunteers are part of Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s volunteer program, which provides opportunities for those in recovery from physical or mental illness to get outdoors and closer to nature.

Gordon Dunn, managing director, said: “We are proud to be involved in this project, which is helping people to improve their health and well-being at the same time as helping the environment. The volunteers and our apprentices have done a great job, which will benefit the local area for generations to come.”

The trees were specially chosen to fit with the ecology of the surrounding area and the local climate. As they grow, they will provide a great habitat for wildlife and in time, they will be a perfect source of food for insects and birds.

The picture to the right shows Compass Minerals apprentices and staff (group on left) and Cheshire Wildlife Trust (group on right).