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The Trouble with Garden Centres - ITV report

23rd Aug 2019

We watched ITV's special report on the environmental issues that garden centres need to tackle with interest. The Trouble with Garden Centres was aired at 7.30pm on 22 August. It covered the topics of peat extraction, plastic pots and invasive species imported on plants.

We are pleased to be able to say that we only use peat-free compost at Chew Valley Trees and also only supply this product to customers. Please refer to our Peat Policy for more information.

We also re-use plastic pots as many times as possible and welcome returns of our pots from customers.

Our Plant Health Policy outlines the measures we take to protect both our nursery and the wider landscape from the harms of invasive species. The majority of our stock is completely British Grown, not just processed here as specified by some similar labels. We follow all relevant regulations with regards to plant health, with the minority of our stock which is imported being Plant Passported.

Chew Valley Trees aims to be a responsible grower of trees and shrubs. We care about the environment and the health of our country's trees. There is definitely more that the horticulture industry can do to improve its environmental impact, however, and we are actively exploring ways that we can practically improve our on environmental performance.  We hope that our customers can have an easy conscience when they buy from us!

 

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