Tree Trust calls for applications
Taranaki Tree Trust media release
Media contact: Leigh Honnor,
Co-ordinator, Taranaki Tree Trust, ph 06 765 7127
TREE TRUST CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS
with planting projects planned for winter may be eligible
for assistance from the Taranaki Tree Trust – but they
need to act now to secure funding. The Trust will accept
applications between 1 February and 1 March for its first
funding round for the year.
To read the
full release, click on the link below (or copy and paste
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