Since launching our Tickets For Trees initiative in July this year, we've pledged to plant over 150 trees at the National Forest. To celebrate, Citizen Ticket Co-Founder Harry Boisseau headed to the midlands to plant some seedlings with them.
"Valuing long term growth and sustainability has always been important to Citizen Ticket, both as a company and to the individuals within the team," Harry said. "Planting trees in partnership with the National Forest allows the legacy of the events hosted on our platform to live on, absorbing CO2, contributing to local ecosystems and helping to tackle the climate crisis."
As well as marking a milestone for Citizen Ticket in our mission to turn ticketing into a force for good, our contribution has helped the National Forest's campaign, with this year's tree planting season expected to see their nine millionth tree planted.
The National Forest area covers 200 square miles of the counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Its objective is to increase woodland cover from an initial 6% to about a third, turning what was once one of the least wooded areas of England into a multi-purpose, sustainable forest. This is the first time in a thousand years that a forest on this scale will have been created in the UK, enhancing landscapes, creating new wildlife habitats and access and leisure opportunities.