Council announces Boost for Bedford Borough tree planting

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Bedford Borough tree planting

Bedford Borough Council has announced ambitious plans for another record year of tree planting across the Borough. Last year the council planted over 30,000 trees and this year the target is even bigger with an expectation that over 35,000 trees will be planted.

Mayor Dave Hodgson said, “We are extremely proud of our tree planting record and have committed our own funding as well as securing grants. This will allow us to plant more trees than ever before and manage their ongoing care.

“Trees are a vital tool in combating the effects of climate change by sequestering carbon and boosting the local environmental habitat. They also have a positive impact on flood prevention, air quality and reducing noise pollution.”

To support the ambitious target Bedford Borough Council has secured £150,000 of funding from the Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund. This will create green jobs to bring the professional expertise needed to drive tree planting and woodland creation at a local level. Bedford Borough Council has also committed to share information and training with other councils.

Learn more about trees in Bedford Borough