Crowdfunded trees planted at ceremony in St Albans

The group at the tree-planting ceremony. Supplied by Robert Dunster.

The group at the tree-planting ceremony. Supplied by Robert Dunster. - Credit: Archant

Crowdfunded trees have been planted in Longacres Park.

People from the community planting the trees. Supplied by Robert Dunster.

People from the community planting the trees. Supplied by Robert Dunster. - Credit: Archant

Robert Dunster and his team managed to raise £1,500 to buy nine trees for the park, which were planted at a special ceremony on Saturday.

Robert said: “This project will help improve the green space that is used and loved by so many, protect it from neglect, and offer a safe haven of fun for all residents who enjoy its open spaces and wildlife.

“To raise money we did a lot of door knocking, and asked local businesses for participation, so this really is a project of the people and a great success story.

“There is a lot of support for this green initiative across St Albans. A local community of all ages helped raise the money, and plant and trees, showing just how brilliant initiatives like this can be.”


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