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Workers swap office for the outdoors to green up Exeter

Published: 15 October 2021

Workers swap office for the outdoors to green up Exeter Workers swap office for the outdoors to green up Exeter

Volunteers have given up their time to help make Exeter greener.

Workers from Investec Wealth & Investment, based in Exeter, swapped the office for the outdoors to help with a tree planting programme in Exeter.

The volunteers devoted a day to ensure that a recently planted community woodland in Exeter continues to thrive.

More than 1,500 trees were planted at the Ridgeline Park in Pinhoe last year.

The workers from Investec spent a day clearing unwanted vegetation and re-mulching a number of the trees.

Ben Corke, Tree Officer with the City Council, said: “We had a very productive day and the group were all hard working and cheerful.

“With the weather and ground conditions being favourable for the work in hand, between us we managed to clear vegetation and re mulch at least a quarter of the trees on the site which will be enormously beneficial for the growth of the young trees.

“There is more to do but we will endeavour to arrange a second working party, possibly with a larger work force.  All in all, a very successful day.”

Adam Brewer, Director at Investec, said: “Our decisions, investment or otherwise, are driven by our values and the intention to live in society, and not off it. We pride ourselves on supporting our communities and caring for our environment, and the Trees For Cities Charity gave us a hugely rewarding and educational opportunity to realise this.”

The event was organised through charity Trees for Cities. Community groups, organisations or companies who would like to get involved with similar voluntary work are asked to email Caitlin Ingram at

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