Chorley-based green services company Glendale has been awarded a two-year contract to provide tree surgery services for one of the UK’s top 10 housing and care organisations.
The £50,000 programme of work with Midland Heart will see Glendale manage and maintain trees at 3,000 of their homes across Birmingham, the Black Country, Herefordshire and Staffordshire.
Members of Glendale’s senior management team will also visit local schools and colleges to deliver arboriculture workshops to raise awareness of employment opportunities in the industry.
Andy Ansell, regional director at Glendale, said: “Midland Heart is passionate about its people and we’re looking forward to delivering improvements, both to the treescape and from a social value point of view, through training and employment. We’re also relishing the opportunity to visit schools and colleges as we strongly believe in the importance of attracting and retaining new talent into the arboriculture industry. This resonates with Midland Heart’s commitment to creating opportunities within its communities.”
The work will be delivered out of Glendale’s local depots in Sandwell, Solihull and Newcastle-under-Lyme and will include tree felling, pruning, dead wooding, crown thinning, lifting and reduction, pollarding, and tree preservation.
Sara Beamand, care and support director at Midland Heart, said: “We’re really pleased to have Glendale as part of the team.
“The natural environment is a vital part of our schemes, providing shade, colour and a haven for wildlife, all of which are greatly valued by customers.”
Last month Glendale was awarded a £2m contract to provide grounds maintenance for Bolton at Home.