Tree planting scheme gets four-year boost

Tree planting with the Woodland Trust PNL-160629-141832001
Tree planting with the Woodland Trust PNL-160629-141832001

A scheme to plant native British trees has been given a boost with four years of Government support.

The Woodland Trust supplies saplings to schools, communities and organisations to create new woodland and hedgerow twice a year.

DEFRA is supporting the Trust to offer an additional 400,000 British native trees to up to 7,000 state-funded primary schools across England.

Alistair Burt MP said: “If there isn’t room for the trees in school grounds, the Woodland Trust will be providing help with finding somewhere else to plant the trees.”

Schools can apply for free tree packs by visiting the Woodland Trust website at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/freetrees.

The closing date for applications is September 9, 2016 for tree delivery in November.