Three people pruning small trees

Tree Amigos – teenagers dedicated to saving Coventry’s trees – another of E.ON’s Coventry Sustainability Heroes unveiled 

Teenage trio and college students, Tom Irwin, Adam Nate and Owen Jackson all 17 are selflessly devoting their time outside of college to rescue and replant damaged trees across Coventry.   

The group dedicate their spare time to save vandalised, damaged, or at-risk trees in the area and replanting where possible – breathing new life into Coventry’s green spaces.    

Tree amigos are based at the allotments off Shilton Lane and through a partnership with Coventry City Council are also committed to helping save trees in public spaces at risk of being chipped and replaced – giving existing trees a new lease of life.   

Their headquarters are constructed from locally sourced spare pallets and all tools and equipment used have been donated, reflecting a commitment to sustainability.   

The group’s dedication to improving the local environment, helping create cleaner air in the city, secured them a place as one of EON’s Sustainability Heroes – set up to showcase people leading the way and making the city greener and cleaner.   

If you want to find out more about the incredible work the Tree Amigos are doing for the city and how you can get involved in protecting Coventry’s trees for future generations: visit treeamigos.org or the Tree Sanctuary Facebook page.

Published:
Tuesday, 21st May 2024





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