Partnership with the Community Forest Trust

Learn more about our tree planting and conservation events.

Our partnership with the Community Forest Trust (CFT) demonstrates Stonewater’s commitment to protecting the environment and creating sustainable communities. We donate £50 for every house we build, which the CFT uses to plant five trees and to fund community outreach programmes, helping children engage with nature. In addition, we plant one tree for every new home on our new schemes. 

Pontefract Park, West Yorkshire

Community Forest Trust planting event

To mark our partnership with the CFT, our first tree planting event took place on 27 March 2019 in Pontefract Park, West Yorkshire.  

15 Stonewater colleagues took part in the event and we planted over 1,300 trees. We also learned about the ‘wood wide web’ – a network of roots by which nearby trees can communicate. 

Find out more about the event here.

 

Dinton Pastures, Wokingham

Community Forest Trust event

We also teamed up with the CFT on 26 February 2020 at Dinton Pastures, Wokingham. 

In the first event of its kind, 18 Stonewater colleagues spent the day helping to revive some of the recently weather-damaged areas caused by Storm Dennis to promote growth among the woodland and support the survival of local wildlife.

Take a look at the video below to see how we got on.  You can read more about this event here.