On one of the coldest morning of the year so far and with a light dusting of snow on the ground, the team was greeted with bacon rolls and nice hot teas and coffees. The aim of the event was to plant a section of new hedgerow and gap up an existing one. A total of nearly 1,200 saplings were embedded in just a few hours, which was great progress!
DHL places environmental protection at the heart of its corporate strategy, and the team volunteered in support of the company’s corporate and social responsibility commitment linked to its GoGreen programme. The wider public gain from having the pollinating plants across the countryside fit in well with DHL’s ethos, as will the hedges’ contribution towards helping reduce surface water flow in times of flooding. This is in addition to the provision of guidance for bats and demarking the field boundary.
The team got stuck in and before long, the plants were installed. Afterwards, we headed back to the office for hot soups and rolls, before some team members headed off. Those that could stay had a quick trip to Overbury Stallions to meet Jo who showed us Jack Hobbs and Kayf Tara, before a stop to talk about the wider community at Grasshoppers nursery and Overbury School. We finished off at the top of a wind-swept Bredon Hill, to talk about the wider farm, the history and the conservation that we do on the farm.