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Local schoolchildren join Tobermore to plant trees

By David McAllister
1 min read

Tobermore has partnered with the Scottish Woodlands to plant over 44,000 trees in Northern Ireland. The initiative promises to have a positive environmental impact while supporting local biodiversity. 

In line with our net zero targets, Tobermore has purchased a site located on the outskirts of Ballymoney. In the coming weeks, the green field site will be transformed into a forest comprised of entirely native tree species including oak, crab apple and wild cherry. The woodland will be maintained for the next 5 years by the Scottish Woodlands and funded by DAERA through the Forest Expansion Scheme.   

The initiative kicked off on 9th February when Tobermore staff were joined by local schoolchildren to visit the site and commemorate the occasion. Eco-conscious pupils from Our Lady of Lourdes School, Carrowreagh PS and Garryduff Primary School came along to hear about the project, it’s goals and to join in with the tree planting.  

Local school children from Garryduff Primary School helped plant trees.

David Henderson, Managing Director and owner of Tobermore commented:  

“Tobermore is delighted to be involved in this environmental project. Our partnership with the Scottish Woodlands coincides with our extensive decarbonisation programme. We are extremely passionate about protecting our environment and therefore sustainability is a key strategic focus for Tobermore.” 


When complete the site will have over 42,000 trees planted.

Brian Malcomson, Senior Forest Manager of Scottish Woodlands Ltd commented:  

This woodland achieves several objectives all at once. The primary one is by contributing to offset carbon emissions generated by Tobermore, but also it will enhance biodiversity of the local area, enhance the landscape aesthetics of the area, provide a space for recreation and education and providing employment.’ 


LTR: Brian from Scottish Woodlands, Our Lady of Lourdes teacher Declan, Niamh and Maire from Tobermore’s Marketing team, pupils from Our Lady of Lourdes Eco Committee. Pictures courtesy of the Ballymoney Chronicle.

Earlier this month, Tobermore was shortlisted as finalists for the ‘Sustainable Manufacturing Business of the Year’ award at the Business Eye Sustainability Awards.  

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David McAllister

David is the Digital Marketing Manager at Tobermore. He is involved in the planning, execution, analytics and optimisation of Digital Marketing activity to grow reach, engagement and sales for both the Commercial and Consumer markets.