Adam Gretton – Founder & Chair

I founded More Trees in 2008 as a response to climate change – bringing children into the world made me want to make that world safer! I am also surrounded by tree lovers in my family with tree surgeon / arborist siblings. Whilst offsetting carbon is still a key motivator for me, what I really get a kick out of is the way the project is forging friendships and building communities. Stuck behind a laptop for most of my working life, getting my hands in the dirt is a welcome respite that brings enormous wellbeing benefits.

My professional career is in business development, where I take innovative hiring technologies and solutions to market.

In my downtime, aside from More Trees, I like to spend time with my family, go for dog walks, potter in the garden, and pretend to be a DJ.

Harriet Bosnell – Trustee

Harriet is currently the CEO of City to Sea CIC based in Bristol.

I’m here because I’m passionate about people, businesses and communities coming together to tackle climate change and the importance of growing, nurturing and planting more trees as a lasting positive action we can all take to make a difference.

My background includes working for the Big Issue Foundation and Curo Choice where I led health and social care services and set up successful social enterprises. I have been on the Board of St Johns’ Foundation for 9 years and was a member of Bristol Charities Board prior to taking up my role with More Trees Banes.  My role as Chair of the board is to support the team and to shape our strategy. I work collaboratively with our colleagues, partners, and board trustees to effect positive change and be an ambassador for all that we do!

I’m a keen sea and river swimmer and really value spending time in nature whenever I get the chance.

George Britton-Read – Treasurer

I’m an engineer with a background in Renewables, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability and am currently Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Northshore, an engineering consultancy focused on sustainability and energy efficiency.

The UK has set itself tough tree planting targets to help meet carbon net zero by 2050 and the only way we are going to achieve these goals is though positive community action and collaboration. More Trees is creating its own tree growing community and I am here to help and support however I can by bringing my business experience and my passion for the environment and sustainability.

In my spare time I enjoy DIY, the outdoors and lots of exercise.

Lewis Morrison – Trustee

I have been a trustee with More Trees for BANES since 2022 but have been working in support of the team for a few years. With a background in forestry, woodland and countryside management, I have worked for Forestry Commission, Woodland Trust, local authorities and Defra. More recently I was Head of Major Programmes with The Tree Council, delivering large scale multi-£million tree planting projects across the UK. Today I’m the UK Rural and Natural Capital Manager for the UK Defence Training Estate, Landmarc.

Having lived in Bath for 14 years, and raised a son here, I am deeply connected to the countryside around Bath and the wider Avon area, and so was thrilled to become part of the More Trees for BANES team, working with local people to facilitate the production of locally sourced tree stock. I look forward to helping the organisation and its network to grow, so together we can grow, plant and nurture More Trees for BANES.