Southampton marks National Tree Week

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Southampton Airport in the UK is on the look-out for community heroes to have newly planted saplings dedicated to them in a ceremony at local Marlhill Copse.

To mark National Tree Week (November 23-December 1), the airport is offering local people the chance to dedicate a newly planted tree in Marlhill Copse to a loved one or community hero.

Whether it’s a tribute to a family member or an exemplary member of the community – anyone can be nominated to have a tree dedicated to them on the airport-owned land as part of Southampton’s contribution to help the Woodland Trust meet its goal of planting one million trees.

“Our community is at the heart of everything we do, and that’s why we would like to give our neighbors the chance to make their own mark within the copse and help create a true community space,” said Neil Garwood, managing director of Southampton Airport.

“We have already started a program of planting saplings in the copse and will be planting more over the winter months. More trees will be planted once the tree management works at the copse are conducted and concluded,” Garwood said.

After the successful nominations are chosen, a tribute board bearing the names of all those to whom the trees are dedicated will be installed at the woodland. A special ceremony will be held early in 2020, and those who submit successful entries will be invited along to help plant the trees.

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Tara has worked for UKi Media & Events since 2013, initially as a freelancer. She has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a range of publications, including Personnel Today, Management Today and The Grocer.

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