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Make time for trees

Written by Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce | 05 Feb 2019

This coming Sunday, 10th February, the Forest of Marston Vale charity is holding its annual public tree planting event – creating a new community woodland in Wilstead.

This is a free event, suitable for all ages and abilities, open to the public from 11am – 3pm. Those local to the planting site, which is on Duck End Lane, can make their way to the site on foot, and for everyone else the Charity are providing a free shuttle bus service, which will be running from the Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine. There is no parking available at the site, so please do not drive.

Planting trees is what the Charity is all about and since the early 1990s they’ve planted over 1.5 million trees and created 11 community woodlands to turn the 61 square miles of the Marston Vale into a thriving Forest landscape. Creating the Forest of Marston Vale in an ongoing project, and the Charity has a bold vision to plant another 5 million trees and are asking for the public’s help at this year’s tree planting event to help them towards this ambitious target.

“Planting trees and helping to create a new woodland is a wonderful experience and every year we’re delighted that hundreds of people come and join in”, says Community Engagement Officer, Jo Roberts. “We welcome everyone on the day, young and old. People just need to come along wrapped up warm, with suitable footwear, and with our team of trusty volunteers we’ll show you how to plant a tree.”

Further details on the Forest of Marston Vale’s tree planting event is available on the Charity’s website or by calling 01234 767037.

Contact: Robina Ballard-Davis, Fundraising Officer, 01234 762605/07841 698587

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