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.

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.

Amy Upton – Trustee

I’m a fundraiser with a background raising philanthropic gifts across higher education and medical research. I’m currently Senior Major Gifts Manager at Blood Cancer UK, the UK’s biggest funder of research into blood cancers, which includes leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. 

I was motivated to join More Trees by a desire to use my professional background to support a small, local charity. I moved to Bath in 2021 and since then have counted my blessings every day that I get to live somewhere which is surrounded by such beautiful nature and countryside. I was immediately drawn to the vision and mission of More Trees as a charity supporting our local natural environment, but also doing so much to create a sense of community and support the wellbeing of others. I am the biggest advocate that being outside with a wonderful group of people can solve most of life’s woes so More Trees felt like a perfect fit for my first Trustee role. 

In my spare time my favourite things to do include running, reading and exploring the countryside with my dog Monty.

Esther Connock – Trustee

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