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Borough Charity Tree Campaign Launched

Author: Andrew Commons, Corporate Communications, BBC Published: 15th June 2012 12:40

Bedford Tree Fund is launching a campaign to raise £10,000 to plant 1,000 new trees across Bedford Borough by 2014.

The Bedford Tree Fund is a registered charity working to raise funds from local residents and businesses to support the planting and upkeep of trees in the Borough's public parks, streets and green spaces.  Established in 1997, Bedford Tree Fund has already supported the planting and maintenance of over 1200 additional trees across the Borough.

Dave HodgsonDave HodgsonMayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: "Bedford Borough Council maintains more than 24,000 trees which help to make our urban and rural areas more green and attractive places in which to live, work and visit.

"However, many of our public trees are of a similar age and sadly approaching the end of their natural lives.  We will continue to maintain and plant new trees in the borough. However, the Bedford Tree Fund allows anyone to help support the planting and upkeep of trees across the borough and raising £10,000 will help future generations to continue to enjoy and benefit from tree lined streets and parks."

Bedford Tree Fund welcomes donations of any size. For example, £10 will enable it to plant 2 or 3 small trees as part of a larger group; £40 to plant a fruit tree in an orchard or school; and £100 to plant a two metre tall tree in an open space.  It also offers a £250 commemorative tree gift, for anyone looking for something special to dedicate to a loved one or friend.

For further details on the work of the Bedford Tree Fund and how you can make a donation visit: http://www.bedfordtreefund.org/

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