|Local Arjowiggins Graphic team helps restore Chineham Woodland
Arjowiggins Graphic has helped to revitalise a local area of ancient woodland in Chineham for the first time in 30 years.
Working with Chineham Conservation Group, the team of nine spent the day restoring and coppicing an overgrown area of Great Sorrell’s Copse that supports local birds and plants such as the Great Spotted Woodpecker, Early Purple Orchid and Herb-Paris for the past 400 years.
David Glover, Secretary of Chineham and Popley Conservation Volunteers, said that: “The support from local businesses, such as Arjowiggins Graphic, is incredibly valuable as we need many hands for the crucial process of coppicing. Clearing the overgrown areas in this way sustains the long-term health of the woodland and provides a more suitable habitat for the thriving wildlife.”
Julian Long, National Key Account Manager from Arjowiggins Graphic in Basingstoke commented, “The core focus of our business is to mitigate the impact of our manufacturing processes on the environment and helping to restore our local woodland fits well with these values. The Copse had been neglected for over 30 years, so we had a big job on our hands and worked really hard to return this area to the coppice lifecycle.”
The Arjowiggins Graphic headquarters, based in Basingstoke, is part of Arjowiggins, a leading manufacturer of creative high-tech materials and papers.
The team from left to right in the photo are… Dave Walker, Jeremy Taylor, Angela De Vorchik, Julian Long, Andy Smith, Ian Braithwaite, David Glover, Shelia Walkolm