In late autumn 2021 after almost two years of planning, a group of family, friends and a wonderful collection of over 30 volunteers from all walks of life took part in a day of planting over 400 trees in the fields above Great Missenden left to us by our grandmother Zoe Dowson.
She was a proper countrywoman and forward thinker, always aware of environmental issues, and I am sure she’d have been delighted to know these native trees were going into the fields which she nurtured.
At the DMC Advantage we are keenly aware of the environmental impact of the international events space and this initiative goes a small way to help offset our footprint.
There was a real feeling of contributing to a positive change and we are now very excited to help nurture the trees we planted and watch them grow in the years ahead.
Thank you to the wonderful Chiltern Rangers, Chilterns Conservation Board, the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs initiative and The Woodland Trust.
Chiltern Rangers offer popular Be a Ranger day team building sessions for businesses of all sizes who are looking to give something back to the community.
Based in High Wycombe, Bucks. Chiltern Rangers are a social enterprise whose aim is to make a positive environmental impact. Never has your help been needed more!
The Rangers work on a number of sites in the chalk grasslands, woods, farms & chalk streams of the Chilterns and tasks vary through the seasons and include: scrub clearance for rare butterflies & wildflowers, bird box building, tree planting, hedgerow planting and laying, coppicing, river clearance and management such as building berms. As your time is spent outdoors it’s covid-safe and there is lots to learn and do. Your day helps support biodiversity as well as giving your team’s physical health and mental well-being a welcome boost.
Costs for the Be a Ranger day vary from around £44 to £60 per person dependant on group size (max 60 people) and you can find out more at this page:
Be a Ranger Day
There are some additional costs for materials eg bird boxes from £13.50 , bat boxes from £30, benches £150, trees from £2/3 each (all excl. VAT)
Contact the Chiltern Rangers here or give them a call on 01494 474 486.