This christmas at the National Star College in Cheltenham they're not thinking about trees for this year - they are planting them for the future.
One thousand saplings have been donated by local company Mira Showers. Their staff have given up their time to plant them. In a few years time they will be ready for the college to sell for a profit.
– Ash Meakins, Mira Showers
We looked at this opportunity as a business.
We had to find some funding to buy the saplings, and as a team 10 or 11 of us have come along today to plant them.
– Marianne Sweet, National Star College
This is a great idea because these trees will be worth £10 per foot so we could make £15,000 - £20,000 in 4 or 5 years time.
The college, which has students who have disabilities, hopes that by thinking about Christmas future, it will enable them to raise some badly needed funds.
Watch the full report by Ken Goodwin here: