Eighty five new alder trees have already been planted in the Middlebrook Valley by students from Bolton Community Colleges independent living skills course.
This is after it joined an Alupro initiative which will also see ten trees such as mango and cashew planted in the Gabio Forest, Burkina Faso, West Africa. These will provide food and also be used for medicinal purposes.
Alupro regional programme manager Ruth Meeke said: The Trees for the UK, Trees for Africa campaign has been very successful throughout the UK. Residents in Bolton have done exceptionally well in recycling 95 tonnes of aluminium cans throughout the campaign.