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
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.
· Growing and
harvesting young saplings and tree
· Clearing the site
· 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