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Sven stumps up for new trees

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A local furniture firm has stumped up the cash for six distinctive new Liquidamber trees to be planted along a main road.

Sven Christiansen supplies office furniture nationwide, all manufactured at its factory in Kingswinford.

The six trees will be planted along Stallings Lane in November, near to the firm’s base.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for environmental services, said:

“We’re very grateful for this kind gesture by Sven Christiansen, which will help spruce up one of the borough’s busiest roads.

“They got in touch with the council because they wanted to give something back to the community.

“I look forward to seeing the trees grow and blossom over the coming years.”

William O’Brien, managing director for Sven Christiansen, said:

“Not only do trees improve the look of an area, they also have a cooling effect, and absorb pollutants.

“As a manufacturer using timber, concerned about the environment, we felt that planting trees was an appropriate green initiative that we hope other local firms may follow.”

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