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We dig this: 31,000 trees planted to make Hull a greener city

This Volunteers’ Week we’re proud of our colleagues at Aunt Bessie’s and our bakery, Jacksons, who have been putting their hearts and soil into making Hull a greener city since 2013.

So far we’ve planted an incredible 31,000 trees (hoorah!) in the region. This is towards our 200,000 target by the year 2051 to celebrate our 200th anniversary of William Jackson opening our first shop – a grocery and tea dealer – on Scale Lane, Hull way back in 1851.

The really great result is that just one of the trees that we plant will typically absorb carbon dioxide over its lifetime equivalent to around 1,000 miles in a car.

We’re next planting trees during National Tree Week which is 25 November – 3 December 2017. In the past we’ve had lots of people join us, from Arco and Yorkshire Bank, to the local council; we’d love for you to join us too – the more the merrier we say. Get in touch if you’d like to get digging: communications@wjfg.co.uk


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