75 trees for 75 years: sustainability squad plants at Woodland View nursing home

A team of hardy volunteers came together yesterday to plant 78 new trees at Woodland View.

The trees, a mix of blossom and fruit trees, will boost biodiversity on the site, support our sustainability aims and help to tackle the climate crisis.

They’ve also completed our commitment to plant 75 trees to celebrate the 75th birthday of the NHS.

The trees are provided by NHS Forest, who sent us 100 young seedlings to create new canopies at SHSC. We have planted the remainder of these at other sites such as Michael Carlisle Centre and Grenoside Grange.

In our green plan we have committed to being net zero for the emissions we control by 2030, and the carbon these trees capture will contribute to this. They will also help to build beautiful outdoor spaces for rest and recovery for our staff and service users, and will create new habitats for wildlife and growing space for fruit and vegetables too.

A big thank you to all of the volunteers who came along on a cold winter afternoon to plant the trees in record time!