0 Winning trees combat carbon footprint

headland trees Three hundred and forty new trees have been planted as a result of Headland's initiative to offset the company's carbon footprint.

Will Kay, MD of amenity spraying company Languard Ltd.at Lutterworth in Leicestershire, Dave Burliston, MD of lawn care company Lawn Order at Oxenhope, West Yorkshire and Ian Pullan, Golf Course Manager at Marriott Hollins Hall, Golf and Country Club in Shipley West Yorkshire are three of five winners in Headland's prize draw conducted during Harrogate Week. As such, they have each received 68 ready-for- planting, native species, which are all now in the ground.

Ian Pullan has used his mixture of Sycamore, Flowering Cherry, Lime and Alder to fill in gaps in recently planted trees on his course, and augment his new shrub border, Will Kay, has planted his winnings on newly acquired council farm land, which he's earmarked for expansion, and Dave Burliston has donated his to his Local Parish Council. "They're turning some re-claimed land into a wild -life area," he explains.

Headland's two other winners are Graham Wallace of Hilton Puckrup Golf Club in Tewkesbury, and Keith Ratcliff of Waterers Landscapes at Whitchurch in Shropshire.

The draw, the brainchild of Headland' s Operations Director Mark De Ath, was designed as a bid to combat the company's part in global warming. "The idea came as a response to calculations of Headland's annual CO2 emissions," he says.

For further information on Headland Amenity, contact the company on Tel: 01223 597834 or visit their website at www.headlandamenity.co.uk
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