Hector Bellerin Arsenal defender fulfills tree-planting promise, hits 50,000 milestone

Hector Bellerin Arsenal defender fulfills tree-planting promise, hits 50,000 milestone

- Hector Bellerin promised to plant 3,000 trees every time Arsenal won a Premier League game

- The Gunners only ended up winning five league games since football resumed in June which warranted at least 15,000

- The Spaniard, however, surpassed that mark and by August having planted 50,000 trees in total

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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is a fulfilled man after revealing his tree-planting drive had yielded 50,000 trees thanks to help from fans.

What initially started as an overambitious attempt to save the environment by Bellerin two months ago is now a reality as he efforts to plant trees is bearing fruit, quite literally.

Bellerin, an environment enthusiast, partnered with the global charity One Tree Planted for a tree-planting mission between the season restart in June and the end of the 2019/2020 campaign.

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The idea was to plant at least 3,000 trees every time Arsenal recorded a win in the league, but with 11 games to go since the restart, the Gunners only managed five league wins to finish the season in 8th place.

Arsenal defender who pledged to plant trees every time team wins achieves 50,000 mark

Hector Bellerin is quite passionate about the environment. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
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Regardless, the tree planting cause did not relent as Bellerin went on with his mission and nearly two months on, he surpassed his target 10 times over.

Taking to Twitter, he announced, “Started with a cause to raise awareness of a global need to plant trees and offset carbon emissions. Got told we wouldn’t plant any...50,000 trees now planted. Thank you to everyone who supported and played a part”.

The trees were partly planted in the Amazon forest, which has come under threat in recent years due to consistent logging.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that With the Gunners back to winning ways, Hector Bellerin has started planting trees as he earlier pledged to plant 3000 trees anytime Arsenal win a game until the end of the season.

Ahead of the season restart, the Spanish international promised to plant 3,000 trees for every Arsenal victory in his own way of helping to fight carbon emissions in partnership with global charity One Tree Planted.

Bellerin and teammates had a poor start to the return of the season as the Gunners lost their first game 3-0 to Manchester City and then a 2-1 loss to Brighton.

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