Plant It Forward – investing in trees for future generations
Join our new campaign to increase native tree planting in the Isle of Man
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new tree planting campaign for the Isle of Man to help plant more trees for the Island’s future generations. Plant It Forward is the idea of local marketing and creative design agency Ashgrove Marketing who have kindly created a beautifully illustrated campaign for us.
Highlighting the many different benefits of trees with unique hand-drawn illustrations, a series of advertisements will feature in Portfolio magazine each month, courtesy of Keith Uren Publishing. The aim is to significantly boost the number of native trees planted by the Trust to increase the Island’s bioabundance and provide rich natural environments for generations to come.
Falk Horning, chairman of the Isle of Man Woodland Trust, says: “As a small charity, we don’t really have the resources for specialist marketing or promotional activity, so it’s very exciting to have the backing and talents of a professional agency behind us. More native trees such as oak, hazel, elder and alder mean that more of our indigenous wildlife can be protected as well as offering all the benefits of cleaner air, better soils and simply nicer places to be.”
The campaign calls for more businesses and individuals to get involved in supporting tree planting. Ashgrove Marketing founder Terry van Rhyn says: “Plant It Forward is a really simple way to help, whether by funding just a few trees as a one-off or making it a regular part of CSR activities. “The cost for a new sapling starts from around £3 so you can make quite an impact even with a small donation. The Trust is also looking for helpers to assist in actually planting the trees so some companies might also like to consider including tree planting as part of their voluntary or corporate team building events. Please think about how you might be able to help out today.”