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The Bingham Plants Trees in The National Forest to Lighten Christmas Landfill

Thursday, 11th April 2013

The Bingham, a boutique hotel and restaurant located in Richmond, London, joined forces with the National Forest Company recently to plant trees in a new woodland in Derbyshire, on the northern boundary of The National Forest.

The National Forest is a forest in the making, spanning 200 square miles of the Midlands. Over 8 million trees have been planted over the last twenty years, the 8 millionth being planted by HRH the Duke of Cambridge last year.

The Bingham is one of London’s most unusual small hotels. Samantha Trinder, one of the hotel’s owners, explained why they wanted to get involved with The National Forest: “The Bingham fully supports the National Forest Business Benefits ‘tree planting’ scheme. Every tree planted will be part of a forest that is absorbing carbon and reducing environmental impact, as well as being a place of beauty for all to enjoy. 

“Last year we launched a Christmas package for our green-minded corporate guests, offering them the choice to plant a tree instead of having Christmas crackers and table decorations. At the Bingham we understand that landfill waste can increase by up to one-third more at Christmas, and so we always look for ways to reduce our own waste burden wherever we can.”

Sophie Churchill OBE, Chief Executive, National Forest Company, said: “The National Forest is one of the biggest environmentally-led regeneration projects in the country. Companies like The Bingham are invaluable to our continuing work in creating and looking after the Forest. We work with many different partners: major sponsors, local authorities, schools, charities – all help us transform the landscape and enable people and wildlife to thrive with all the benefits that trees bring.”

Companies interested in finding out more about The National Forest should contact Louise Insley on 01283 554213 or visit the Sponsorship & Support section of our website.