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BDP first company to support Bristol’s Tree campaign

Our Bristol studio has become the first business to sign up to plant One Tree Per Employee through an ambitious new campaign to grow a quarter of a million new trees in the city by 2030.

As well as funding 70 trees, one for each of its Bristol-based colleagues, the studio’s landscape team has also planted 17 trees by hand in the grounds of Southmead hospital, which they designed.

The planting took place during National Tree Week, when a further 700 trees were planted on the Southmead site as part of a city-wide project to plant 1000 trees in Bristol by the end of the year.

The trees, all native species, have been carefully selected and funded by BDP in recognition of the enormous health and wellbeing benefits of nature in healthcare environments and to celebrate the studio’s long standing relationship with North Bristol NHS Trust, following the completion of the landscape work for the hospital earlier this year.

Daniel Stewart Smith associate landscape architect and urban designer said: “Trees are fundamental to the health and wellbeing of every community – whether it’s a city or a village, business park or hospital – not to mention their valiant role in improving air quality and the fight against climate change. We’re enormously proud of our work at Southmead and our relationship with the Trust, so we’re delighted to be able to offer a further, natural legacy for patients, staff, visitors and the community to enjoy for generations to come.”

The One Tree per Employee initiative is being delivered through Replant Bristol, a catalyst group comprising the Forest of Avon Trust, Bristol City Council, the Bristol Tree Forum and the Woodland Trust. More details available here.