Barcham Trees' Tom Wilson cycles for Fund 4 Trees

Barcham Trees' local authority sales executive Tom Wilson recently completed a 35-mile sponsored cycle ride around Birmingham, calling in at three schools to plant young trees donated by the Cambridgeshire containerised tree nursery.

He was part of the annual Ride for Research organised by Fund 4 Trees www.fund4trees.org.uk, an organisation encouraging sustainable treescapes by supporting tree research and advancing environmental education. Barcham Trees is the official tree supplier to the project.

Founded in 2011 by Russell Ball, president of the International Society of Arbroriculture (UK & Ireland Chapter), Fund 4 Trees’ Ride for Research is completed by arboricultural and forestry professionals sponsored by businesses, friends and the general public to raise funds for scientific research into securing a sustainable future for our treescapes.  The ride involves visiting schools and communities to plant trees and to talk about their importance.

Wilson was joined 14 other cyclists in his tour of Birmingham and says he welcomed the opportunity to encourage youngsters to understand and appreciate the importance and beauty of trees.  He hopes to raise more than £200 through the Ride for Research.

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