Peterson celebrates 100 years of business with tree planting initiative

Chris Coull, Peterson regional director

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INERNATIONAL logistics service provider Peterson has successfully completed the planting of 1,950 trees in Garthdee, Aberdeen as part of its commitment to plant one tree per employee to mark 100 years of business.

Chris Coull, Peterson  regional director, said: “We’re delighted to celebrate our centenary year by taking part in this initiative and give back to our colleagues and the communities we operate in across the world.

“Our tree planting scheme symbolises sustainability, the theme we have chosen for our 100- year celebrations, which allows us to show our appreciation for the hard work of everyone involved in helping us reach such a significant milestone.

“We are grateful to Aberdeen City Council for their assistance with the initiative and for identifying the plantation site which lies at the junction of Auchinyell Road and Inchbrae Terrace and supports Gwen’s Garden Project, an ongoing local community scheme.”

Gwen’s Garden Project is a Garthdee-based community garden which was founded by a small collective in 2016 in memory of a local resident.

The tree planting scheme has been completed and it is hoped the selection of trees planted – fir, holly, oak and birch – will further increase biodiversity in the area.

Rebecca Dunn, a member of Gwen’s Garden Project, said: “The community garden meant a lot to me during lockdown, and I felt so lucky that I had access to the space. Being able to use it to see my neighbours and friends in a safe way was so important.

“It’s great to see all of the trees that have been planted, the woodland will be amazing. I hope this will protect the green space for the future as we need these areas as well as community gardens for local residents to use and enjoy.”

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