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Local businesses and charities dig deep to help plant 100 new trees



Curo has teamed up with local charities, businesses and its contractors to plant more than 100 trees this winter and spring across our estates.

The latest trees were planted in February by volunteers from local Coop Food stores. The planting day was organised with More Trees B&NES who helped to fund many of the trees alongside Curo and the Coop.

Trees have also been planted by contractors Gristwood & Toms, idverde and Ambience Landscapes who have all kindly donated time and resources. These numbers have been further bolstered by volunteer organisations including Grow Batheaston, More Trees for B&NES and the Coop Food store volunteers. Many of these trees we sourced from Chew Valley Nurseries who offered a charity discount.

Senior Arboriculturalist at Curo, Joe Robson, said: “This has been a fantastic community effort, with so many organisations volunteering and helping out in different ways. We’re looking forward to beating this record next year and contributing in a big way to B&NES Council’s ambitious project to plant 100,000 trees by 2023.”

Coop Food’s Bradford on Avon Store Manager, Danni McEwing, said: "It was a great morning, having a laugh while doing some good for the community. Look forward to the next round in the summer!" 

Pauline Tessier, who manages the Coop’s Combe Down store, said: "It was lovely to just be out and about, doing what we do, supporting the community."

Curo manages more than 5,000 trees across its communal areas and is committed to replacing every tree that is felled, as well as adding more trees through community tree-planting partnerships like this.  

Joe added: “These new trees have all been recorded on our mapping system to ensure they’re properly managed. Anyone can see where our trees are located on our online estates map at www.curo-group.co.uk/estates. Look out for newly planted trees near you and if you think your area would benefit from replanting please contact us at estates@curo-group.co.uk.”

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