Trees for Life
At Bettys & Taylors we’ve been planting and protecting trees since 1990. With the help of our customers we’ve planted 3 million trees worldwide and protected an area of Amazonian rainforest larger than the Yorkshire Dales.
Trees for Life was launched with a pledge to plant 1 million trees.
As a business that relies on agriculture for much of its produce, it makes sense for us to care for the health of the environment. Planting trees around the world and protecting hundreds of thousands of hectares of rainforest has taught us the value of trees – not just for our planet, but for the communities who directly depend upon them.
Over the years our projects have directly enhanced local environments by reducing soil erosion and flooding, and improving water conservation; played a role in combating climate change through rainforest protection and carbon sequestration; supported families and communities by providing food and enhancing livelihoods; and promoted environmental education, particularly with the young. We’ve worked with leading charities to support projects in Africa, India, South America, as well as here in the UK.
Current projects include a partnership with Woodland Trust to take saplings to schools across the UK; working with Groundworks to plant trees in schools grounds and community areas in Yorkshire; and supporting the International Small Group Tree Planting Program (TIST) to help small groups of subsistence farmers to plant trees and support reforestation in Kenya.
Trees for Life
Our global projects
Find out more about the projects, places and people we’re supporting around the world.
The Cone Exchange
Our community scrap store, where our business waste is given a new lease of life to support our local community.
- Working Together for a Sustainable Future - We estimate that our tea and coffee supply chain reaches over a million farmers aroundRead more
- Celebrating International Coffee Day - World Coffee Research (WCR) is a collaborative research organisation working to protect the future ofRead more
- Building a Resilient Supply Chain - In light of our recent Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development, Simon Hotchkin, who heads upRead more