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Community Tree Trust

                Community Tree trust

The Community Tree Trust was initially set up in the summer/autumn of 2001, following on from the Community Tree Project, and is currently involved in seed collecting from ancient woodland sites throughout the whole of Bedfordshire. The seed is collected from native trees and shrubs of local provenance, and is grown on at the Community tree nursery for about 2 to 3 years before being replanted back into the Bedfordshire countryside to restore ancient hedgerows and woodland.

 

The Community Tree Trust has so far organised 10 major seed collections during September and October 2001 to 2010 and approximately 10 million seeds have been collected so far. All of the collected seed is sown at the Community Tree nursery at Clophill in prepared seed beds and seed trays.

 

Our work with the community Tree Trust enables us to be involved in work that provides Bedfordshire charities, community groups and public spaces within urban and rural areas with trees.

 

The Community Tree Trust enables young people to be involved in work that nurtures an understanding and hopefully an interest in nature and conservation that benefits individuals, nature and the community as a whole.

 

Tasks may include:

·         Seed collection/selection

·         Growing and harvesting young saplings and tree

·         Clearing the site for expansion

·         Regular maintenance

·         To help sieve mulch ready to use as compost.

·         To aid with general conservation work and improve environment.

 

ECM Outcomes: Enjoy & achieve, Making a positive contribution, and being healthy.

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