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Trees for Life

Seedlings at Schools: if you go down to the woods today...

14 June 2017

It was a bright blue day and the sun shone from an aquamarine sky as we travelled across the roaring roads, through the old silent churchyard, beside the bending, bubbling river and across the wobbly bridge to get to the edge of the deep woods.

Seedlings at Schools: on the road with a van-full of trees

15 May 2017

Spring is now definitely here with the mornings getting lighter and the weather getting warmer. The trees that we planted back in November are now starting to have buds on and are getting some leaves. The first Bluebells are starting to open up and summer is only a light breeze away. It is a great time of year with everything feeling fresh and born again ready for the new season.

Restoring natural habitats & reducing flood risk with Trees for Life

3 May 2017

Peter Welsh, Sam Gibson and Martin Davies plant trees in upper Wharfedale

Bettys is helping to plant 20,000 trees with the National Trust in the Yorkshire Dales as part of a project to restore a more natural habitat to the area and play a part in flood mitigation.

Honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise

21 April 2017

For many years the Queen’s Awards have been acknowledged as the country’s most prestigious business awards – and we’re thrilled that our family business just been honoured with a 2017 Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development, recognising our work to build a resilient and sustainable tea and coffee supply chain.

Seedlings at Schools: learning new skills through tree planting

24 March 2017


The tree planting season is well under way and I have been working in many different schools in North and West Yorkshire and with lots of different year groups to plant native trees in their school grounds.