We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved in the 2018/19 I Dig Trees programme which has now closed for this tree planting year.
We would like to give a massive ‘high five’ and thank-you to all the volunteers, community groups, schools and of course staff from OVO Energy who have worked together to create new pockets of leafy green spaces in the heart of UK communities for everyone to enjoy.
This tree legacy will continue to grow, providing habitats for wildlife, cleaner air for future generations and bringing communities together across the UK.
Since May 2015, we have worked in partnership with energy supplier, OVO Energy, to encourage thousands of volunteers and community groups to ‘join in, feel good’ by planting native trees in community green spaces across the UK.
OVO Energy inspired the creation of the ‘I Dig Trees’ programme, which provides free tree packs for community groups to plant in their local green space and opportunities for people to volunteer at organised tree planting events.
The I Dig Trees legacy has grown year after year. So far, an incredible 728,000 trees have been distributed across the UK as communities have come together to improve their local environment and make a difference for future generations too. What can be more rewarding than that?
This incredible partnership, with OVO Energy and TCV – the community volunteering charity – is one which will leave a lasting legacy for future generations. We’re thrilled with the 'I Dig Trees' programme, which has brought so many community groups and volunteers together to plant 728,000 trees. This green partnership is very special to TCV and we are delighted to support OVO Energy and their greener energy customers to make a real and lasting difference in local communities by reducing CO2 and improving green spaces for people and for nature
Darren York, TCV Chief Executive
Our customers have told us how much they value the trees that have been planted in the UK due to I Dig Trees. We're really excited about the great things the partnership is doing
Hope Thomas, Product Manager from OVO Energy
We’ve been so thrilled with the feedback from volunteers, community groups, schools and of course staff from OVO Energy who have worked together to create pockets of leafy green spaces in the heart of UK communities and planted a green legacy for the future. Here’s just a snippet of the comments we received.