Cricket gear supplier Gray-Nicolls has launched a new tree legacy initiative that aims to help to create a more sustainable and green environment.
The Gray-Nicolls Tree Legacy Programme will see a new willow tree planted for every international century scored by a Gray-Nicolls ambassador. A further tree of any species will also be planted locally to offset the loss of the willow when harvested for bats in around 20 years’ time.
The Tree Legacy Programme begun on 21 Febuary 2020. Former England captain Sir Alastair Cook visited Robertsbridge to plant 33 willow trees – one for each of his Test centuries. The plans propose the planting of two trees after each century scored.
“It’s amazing to be involved with the launch of this campaign. As we become more aware of the need to look after the planet, sustainability initiatives like this one are going to be absolutely crucial.”
Nick Wilton, brand manager of Gray-Nicolls, says:
“We are really excited to launch this latest initiative as Gray-Nicolls moves towards a more sustainable future. We are sure the Tree Legacy Programme will be impactful, as we look to improve sustainability, reduce waste and protect our environment.”
So far this year there have been two scorers of 100 or more by Gray-Nicolls players. These trees, along with any other scored in 2020, will be planted in February 2021.