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Successful Completion of Tree Planting Project at Mentmore Recreation Ground


Rachel Connor


March 12, 2024


On Thursday 7 March, Dunstable Town Council officers, the Grounds Team, the Town Mayor Cllr Liz Jones, Town Councillors Richard Attwell and Nicholas Kotarski, local volunteers and CBC Councillors Eugene Ghent and Nigel Young all participated in planting 30 climate-resilient trees at Mentmore Recreation Ground. This marked the final phase of Dunstable Town Council’s tree and hedge planting project at Mentmore Recreation Ground.

Over the past two years, in collaboration with Central Bedfordshire Council’s Sustainability Team, Earthwatch Europe, and The Woodland Trust, Dunstable Town Council have worked tirelessly to make different initiatives become a reality at Mentmore Recreation Ground. From commemorating Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 with the Queens Green Canopy, establishing a Tiny Forest, a native hedgerow, and planting a further 30 climate-resilient trees across Mentmore.

The overall project will contribute towards increased biodiversity, enhanced wildlife habitats, mitigates the effects of climate-change, and creates a sustainable legacy for future generations.

Thank you to Central Bedfordshire Council’s tree grant fund, Earthwatch Europe, and The Woodland Trust for making these initiatives possible.

Town Mayor Cllr Liz Jones says ‘’I’m thrilled to see the successful completion of our tree planting project at Mentmore Recreation Ground. Working alongside our partners and the community, we’ve created a lasting impact on biodiversity, wildlife habitats, and climate change.’’

The success of this tree planting project underscores Dunstable Town Council’s proactive approach to environmental stewardship and community involvement. The benefits realised from this initiative contribute not only to the visual enhancement of Mentmore Recreation Ground but also to the overall well-being of the community and the broader ecosystem.

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