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Christmas Trees for Cities: Green Gift Ideas
Urban tree planting charity Trees for Cities opens its streamlined shop this week for Christmas. Buy a gift that will keep on giving.
African money tree - £10
An apple tree can generate £1,000 worth of fruit in its first five years. In contrast, many people in Addis Ababa often subsist on around £80 a year income. This gift helps pay for the planting of an apple tree with a family or school in Addis, the fruit then supports them financially for many years to come.
Ice cream tree - £10
We are working in Peru to reintroduce the legendary Huarango tree, to rediscover its importance. One of the many uses of the Huarango's seed pods is in the making of delicious ice cream. This ice cream is sold at fiestas and festivals to and helps fund more work in Peru.
Tree experience for urban children - £15
We involve local schools in all our community greening projects. This gives the children a sense of ownership of the project and inspires them to respect, enjoy and care for the natural world. This gift can help fund a fun and educational session for a class of UK schoolchildren living in a deprived urban area.
Celebration woodland - £500
An exceptional and lasting gift for a very special person or occasion – a celebration woodland is a gift that will last forever. When you make the dedication, we set aside a section of newly planted woodland and place a personalised, commemorative plaque at the site.
Head to http://www.treesforcities.org/
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An independent charity which plants trees and landscapes public spaces in urban areas, to impact on global warming and beautify the urban landscape, encouraging greater social cohesion through the active participation of local people.