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PATT Nursery update


The charity’s goal of planting one million trees was being formally announced today (Tuesday, June 7) at Green City Hull, an event that forms part of the Humber area’s annual Business Week.

Mr Steel, who is originally from Hull, has returned from his work on forest restoration projects in Asia to launch his charity’s vision of planting one million trees across the continent, helping communities in places such as Thailand and Indonesia.

In a speech at Green City Hull, Mr Steel will say he would like businesses and individuals in East Yorkshire to contribute to this target, whether by offsetting their carbon emissions through planting trees, volunteering for the charity’s schemes overseas or by fundraising for the foundation.

He says: “We are a multi-national charity, with workers and projects from right across the world. But it would make me proud if Hull became one of the leading drivers in demonstrating how local people can make an international impact against deforestation and climate change.

“So here today, in support of the 2011 United Nations (UN) International Year of The Forest, what better place than this great city for the PATT Foundation to announce its global ambition – to plant over one million trees.”

Mr Steel, 40, retired from the Royal Navy to become a successful businessman working in Thailand in the forestry, precious natural oils and renewable energy sectors, including with companies such as Asia Forestry and Eqitech. He went on to set up the PATT Foundation in 2005, after seeing for himself the importance of forests to developing communities.


PATT Nursery at Sub Tai keeps producing the saplings to reforest Khao Yai area, we have more than 10,000 saplings ready to plant now.

On Friday, 24th June, PATT nursery’s supporter, Raimon Land, a Thailand property development company (www.raimonland.com) will visit us at Khao Yai and also will help us plant trees to reforest the world and combat the climate chang.

PATT Progress Report May 2011