Colleagues across University of Sheffield value the environment

Colleagues across University of Sheffield value the environment

 December 02, 2019

The University of Sheffield is an institution that cares about the environment. Colleagues from across the university joined forces with the Landscape Services team to plant a tree in support of the Woodland Trust's Big Climate Fightback campaign. 

To mark National Tree Week, volunteers from Accommodation and Commercial Services (ACS), Green Impact and the Landscape department planted a tree together on the paddock at the university residences.

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University of Sheffield tree planting colleagues

The National Tree Week planting is just one example of how the university respects the environment and works to maintain green spaces. The university has been donated 420 hedge saplings from the Woodland Trust, which will be planted as part of the university’s pledge to The Big Climate Fightback campaign. 

The Landscape Services team at the University of Sheffield have also been working hard to plant 120 new trees at the residences. This forms part of the university’s 2:1 tree replacement policy – a commitment to replacing any tree that has to be removed with at least two new trees. 

The tree planting is also about raising awareness about all the benefits that trees offer. Lauriane Suyin Chalmin-Pui, a PhD student in the Landscape Department, said “Trees are important as they mitigate against flooding and temperature extremes, improve air quality, reduce noise pollution, and are wildlife habitats. Just as importantly, they can create a sense of community, reduce stress levels, enhance our connection to nature, and soften the hard edges in our lives.”

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