The Woodland Trust are giving schools and communities free tree packs for the perfect opportunity to bring people together to plant trees that will encourage local wildlife, protect our landscape against tree disease and create beautiful wooded areas that people can enjoy for years to come.
If you are or know a school or community group in the UK who want to make a difference to the local environment, you / they could be eligible for one of these tree packs. Thanks to funding from the Woodland Trust’s partners (including: Sainsbury’s, IKEA FAMILY, players of People’s Postcode Lottery and Yorkshire Tea), their packs are available at no cost.
The Woodland Trust have gone to great lengths to ensure they have confidence that the trees they plant and provide are free of the number of tree pests and diseases currently in the UK. They are investing £4.5m to grow 4.5m trees over the next three years, all of which will come from seeds sourced across the UK and Ireland.
By doing this they can fully trace the origin of every tree they plant and supply to individuals, schools, communities and other landowners.
The Woodland Trust accept applications all year round, but can only deliver trees twice a year – in March and November. This is when young trees are dormant, so it’s the perfect time to plant.
If you are interested visit http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/in-your-community/ for more information.