Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ second Hope Orchard launches during National Tree Planting week

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:31 PM

Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ second Hope Orchard launches during National Tree Planting week

Sherwood Forest Hospitals is re-launching its Hope Orchard during National Tree Planting Week, Saturday 27 November to Sunday 5 December.

The Trust launched its Hope Orchard initiative in March 2021, following its promise and commitment for positive climate action and sustainability for their hospitals, colleagues, patients, and the local community. Currently, the 90-tree orchard contains trees planted throughout Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Cambridgeshire, all located in public spaces or NHS Trust green spaces.

The Hope Orchard is one aspect of the Trust’s Green Plan: a strategy for supporting the NHS’s net-zero target by 2040. The Climate Action Team at Sherwood, recently announced finalists in the esteemed Health Service Journal awards, has been working on improving climate targets at Sherwood, which has been backed by their Executive team and Board.

Kimberley Cannon, Sherwood Sustainability Lead said: “By launching our second Hope Orchard phase, we hope to encourage more people to think about their climate impact and begin to offset this with sustainable actions and supporting climate action.

“We all know that trees are good for the environment; they help offset carbon emissions, making the air that we breathe cleaner. They also provide habitat for wildlife, and the seeds and berries provide food for both wildlife and humans. It’s great to connect with nature and know that its for a good cause too.

“During the week, we will plant fruit trees on each of our sites and we invite colleagues across the NHS, social care, education partners and the local community to do so at the same time to create a joint Hope Orchard.”

If you wish to take part, please get in touch via Please also send your photos and comments by email or by using #HopeOrchard.

HELP WITH SOURCING TREES provide free trees for schools and other organisations to plant, if you would like to request some trees to support our Hope Orchard please contact them directly at the following address:

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