“I have always loved nature and have always had an interest in the natural world. This stems from watching David Attenborough programmes as a child, and spending hours playing in a small woodland next to where I grew up. Despite being the only real eco-advocate in the family, I’ve always been fully aware of our impact on the planet, even before a global climate emergency featured in the news. So, going into the landscaping world was an easy decision; I felt proud that my industry was doing its bit by planting trees and plants. This very privileged position enabled me to see first-hand how the landscape has a positive impact, both socially and for the natural environment.
Many years later, I had the opportunity to carry out some tree planting at my house. As well as reducing my carbon impact, I could also have a positive impact, and this reaffirmed just how much I love planting trees. There is nothing quite like the feeling of planting a tree and knowing it could be there well beyond your years. Watching the new growth every spring gives me a feeling of pride and joy. I knew just how fortunate I was to be able to have this special feeling and experience.
I know people and family members who live in places with no outside space, or who do not have a home of their own, and they don’t have the same opportunity to enhance their environment. This became one of my inspirations to take action; an idea was born to give everyone the opportunity to have a positive impact on our planet. Therefore, Isequester was created, giving birth to this new purpose and personal goal.”
“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in”