The Gift of a Tree

At Presentation Design Services, we believe in giving back to the environment and the community. This year, we decided to do something extra special for our clients as a Christmas gift. We wanted to create a lasting impact that would benefit the local ecology and future generations. And that’s where the Woodland Trust comes in…

“…a lasting impact that would benefit the local ecology and future generations.”

Changing the Landscape

In collaboration with our friends at the Woodland Trust’s Young People’s Forest at Mead we made a donation of £2k to help fundraise their mission to plant over 250,000 trees and change the landscape of the local area. Not only did we donate, but being the practical outdoors type we decided to attend a planting day and get involved in helping to plant the new forest.


Let's Set the Scene

It was a beautiful Monday morning in March and as promised we all put our out-of-office on, packed our walking boots and wooly hats and headed out for a day in the outdoors. Our Woodland trust friends took us on a beautiful walk around the stunning site of The Young People’s Forest. Skylarks were singing their sweetest song whilst the occasional Buzzard soared overhead – a great way to start the day.


Together We Planted

We planted hedgerow, which consisted of a mix of British native species such as  hawthorn, dog rose and the occasional oak tree. We learnt about the benefits of hedgerows, such as providing shelter, food, nesting sites, and corridors for wildlife, as well as  improving soil quality, carbon sequestration, and flood prevention. 

The landscape in the area will change vastly over the coming years and we are so lucky that the woodland is on our doorstep and we can enjoy watching it grow. We hope that our gift will inspire others to join the Woodland Trust and become part of the movement for a greener and more sustainable world.

“Once complete, it will be thriving new woodland scattered with biodiverse ponds, open spaces and species-rich grassland. Bordering Shipley Country Park, and  Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Woodside farm, these three areas provide over 500  hectares of accessible landscape for local people to enjoy.” – Woodland Trust

Learn More

Are you looking to learn more about what the Woodland Trust offer? Find out more by listening to their Woodland Walks podcast: Mead – Young People’s Forest linked below.