The news follows the launch of the retailer’s ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign in September, where Squire’s pledged to donate 5p for every plant sold to go towards giving trees to the local community.
Squire’s chairman Sarah Squire commented: “It’s fantastic to be able to donate beautiful silver birch trees to the communities in which Squire’s are situated. The silver birch is a stunning native tree, which is great for the environment and for wildlife too, so I’m very pleased that we will be donating 300 of them to parks and green spaces across the south-east. We are working closely with local councils who will plant the young trees in February next year to make our community spaces even more attractive.”
Some of the places where the trees will be planted include Priory Park in Reigate, Stoke Recreation Ground in Guildford, Ifield Millpond in Crawley, Hickleys Corner in Farnham, Homewood Park in Chertsey, Bernays Gardens in Stanmore, and Esher Fire Station.
Sarah Squire, chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres