TEP Tree Planting Initiative

Tree planting

In celebration of our 25th year, TEP has pledged to plant 25 trees, one for each year since TEP was established in 1997.

Staff members from each of our offices in Warrington, London, Gateshead, Market Harborough and Cornwall have taken on the role as ‘TEP Tree Champions’ and have been planting trees in contribution to ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’, a nationwide initiative created to mark the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.

Well over a million trees have already been planted in Her Majesty’s name. Not only does the tree planting initiative serve as a living legacy and tribute to the late Queen, but when planted responsibly trees become an important component in the fight against climate change and in the restoration of biodiversity.


Tree Planting
Landscape Manager Matthew Williams chose his wedding day and wedding venue for his planting site. As the wedding was taking place at Delamere Events situated alongside Cherry Orchard Lake, cherry trees were the obvious choice for the initiative. Thanks to WAP Lawton & Son Ltd for supplying the trees.
Tree Planting
Landscape Manager James Cooper from TEP’s Warrington office planted four fruit trees to create a mini-orchard at Howick C of E Primary School, Preston. Students will be able to gather the fruit as a healthy snack or for class cooking projects. Thanks to Nurture Landscapes for supplying the trees, stakes and ties.
Tree Planting
Principal Landscape Manager Paul Bennison is the Tree Champion for TEP’s Gateshead office and has successfully planted trees at five sites across the North East, Gosforth Central Park courtesy of the Friends of Gosforth Park (pictured), The Linkskill Centre in North Shields (with thanks to Linskill & North Tyneside Community Development Trust),  Willow Brook Assisted Living Facility in Washington care of The Little Onion Club, Redmarshall Parish Council and The Gateshead TEP office, with thanks to Airedale Forestry for supplying the trees.

Thank you to TEP’s Tree Champions and to all who dedicated their time and attention to this worthwhile project.

For more information regarding the initiative, please visit https://queensgreencanopy.org