ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE AT WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM
Often referred to as the nation’s ‘museum of trees’, Westonbirt Arboretum is a magic treescape for young and old to explore, enjoy and relax in. Not only is it a beautiful garden, it is an internationally important scientific resource, working to protect biodiversity and create a sustainable environment.
As part of Speller Metcalfe’s ongoing commitment to working with and protecting the environment, the family-run construction company made a donation of £5000 to the Arboretum through a tree adoption scheme, which is run by the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum charity.
Andy Metcalfe, Joint Managing Director at Speller Metcalfe explained the significance of the generous gift: “The donation we have made will be put towards the costs of looking after, developing and helping people understand the tree collection at Westonbirt, ensuring that it can continue to thrive for future generations to enjoy.
“Being environmentally responsible is especially important in the work we do, and proactively taking care of our environment for generations to come will help to create the sustainable future we continually strive for.”
Simon Toomer, Arboretum Director, said “We are delighted that Speller Metcalfe has decided to adopt five of the trees planted near the new Welcome Building that they are currently constructing. The trees they have adopted will not only be a lasting legacy of the time they spent on site at the arboretum but will also help our visitors to understand the important role trees play in our lives and in the environment.”