Planting at York Ambulance Station
Planting at York Ambulance Station. Copyright YAS. All rights reserved.

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) is working alongside the NHS Forest project to green its sites across the UK and provide a greener environment for the public and patients. YAS received a grant from First TransPennine Express and the Forestry Commission as part of the Green Grants Scheme, enabling them to plant 50 fruit trees at 11 sites across Yorkshire. 

These trees will improve the environment around the ambulance stations for its staff, and ensure that any public who pass the stations understand the importance of sustainable food, even on public service owned property. 

A total of 11 sites across the YAS Estate have been identified for fruit tree planting. Pears, plums and apples will be planted at ambulance stations in Brough, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Hull, Malton, Northallerton, Scarborough, Sheffield, Selby, Thirsk and York.

Simon Barber, Environmental Manager for First TransPennine Express, said, “The Green Grants Scheme has helped many worthwhile schemes and it is great to have the opportunity to do this again and enable the communities across our network to benefit. We are also looking forward to working with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and The Forestry Commission and I hope that it will inspire people to make a positive improvement to their local environment.”

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