Businesses and charities help plant 100 new trees across Curo estates

Bath-based Curo has teamed up with a number of charities, businesses and contractors to plant more than 100 trees across its estates in Bath, Keynsham, Midsomer Norton and Radstock.

Staff from local Coop Food stores with some of the trees they planted

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

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

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.”

Trees have also been planted by contractors Gristwood & Toms, idverde and Ambience Landscapes who all 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 the trees were sourced from Chew Valley Nurseries, who offered a charity discount.

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

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 [email protected]

Bath Echo