B & E Boys have been developing sites within Rossendale for over 40 years. In that time we have probably built close to 1000 new homes all across the borough.
Some of those sites date back to the early 1970s and since that time the company has continued to plant new trees on the sites. We see this as simply being a part of our commitment to do all we can for the local community. Our ethos has always been to be as environmentally conscious as we possibly can be in everything we do.
How does the planting of trees fit into all of this? Obviously, there is the visual appeal. Trees add a touch of green to any development for sure, but this is far from being the only benefit of planting trees.
Trees help to boost property values as they add appeal to a development. Studies show that areas with trees and greenery have lower crime rates. Having green spaces in a community is also linked to better health and general well-being, not least because trees help to improve air quality. Trees can be useful in helping to reducing the effects of flooding too.
And it’s not just us humans that we are looking out for. Trees provide important homes for birds and other wildlife.
All in all, we believe planting trees is a win-win situation.
B & E Boys were involved in the Forestry Commission tree planting grant scheme in Waterfoot. This saw the planting of thousands of trees on barren moorland.
It’s safe to say that thousands of trees have now been planted in the borough by B&E Boys. Our commitment has never wavered but our own practice has developed over the years too. We now employ landscape architects and ecologists to work on many of the new developments that we undertake.
Planting trees delivers several social, economic and environmental benefits for the local community. The Woodland Trust always encourages developers to consider the planting of trees when planning and development. We see it as a responsibility that we take very seriously.
Maybe our slogan should be changed to: “Boys… only happy when they are planting something!”