A team from the firm has taken time out to spend a day harvesting trees with The Conservation Volunteers. The young professionals spent the day at their Tree Nursery at the Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra, hand picking native provenance trees to be sent off to their new homes.

The project, designed to protect Northern Ireland’s genetic heritage, increase biodiversity, and help with reforestation, saw the group take a day away from client activity to volunteer, spend time in nature and make a positive contribution to the environment.  According to The Conservation Volunteers, Northern Ireland has one of the lowest tree cover rates in Europe at only 8%. The work of the organisation, with the support of local volunteers, ensures conservation areas are protected and woodland cover is increased.

Having welcomed a string of new colleagues from graduates to seniors in recent months, the environmental project was an opportunity for the team to get to know each other further while connecting with their environment and supporting the reforestation work.

Tax Trainee Jessica Harris said: “Volunteering with The Conservation Volunteers was a chance to spend time away from my desk and be outdoors in nature with colleagues. We had a busy day of activity but managed to complete a tree harvest, making a joint contribution to the local environment while learning more about our native trees here in Northern Ireland. Thanks to the Baker Tilly Mooney Moore team for the opportunity.”

Consulting Partner Donal Laverty said: “We were pleased to support our staff to take the unique opportunity of spending a day with The Conservation Volunteers, harvesting trees, and connecting as a team. At Baker Tilly Mooney Moore, we know it is our responsibility as a firm to not only be conscious of our impact on the environment, but to take active steps to protect it. We had an interesting day at Cultra and enjoyed the chance to introduce our new team members to life at Baker Tilly Mooney Moore.”