Crowdfunded trees to be planted in St Albans

Longacres Park.

Longacres Park. - Credit: Archant

A group which started a crowdfunding page to raise £1,600 to buy trees for Longacres Park, is due to hold a planting ceremony on Saturday.

Despite an initial goal of five trees, Robert Dunster and his team managed to raise enough to buy nine trees for the park, which is situated near to Alban Way.

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.”

Local people and businesses have been invited to attend a tree planting ceremony at 10.30am on Saturday.

The ceremony will be also be attended by members of St Albans council, who helped advise the group with St Albans community services and Countryside Management Services.