Free trees for local schools and community groups


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The Woodland Trust aims to plant 50 million native trees across the UK by 2030

A scheme to give away trees for local schools and community groups to plant is now taking applications.

The Woodland Trust gave 9,075 trees to 52 organisations in Oxfordshire in its last promotion.   Its latest tree-pack giveaway has now started.

Trees are one of the strongest defences against the climate and nature crisis. Evidence shows they combat the effects of flooding, pollution and extreme weather and temperatures, acting as the ultimate carbon stores.   They are also essential havens for wildlife and people.

The Woodland Trust is committed to planting another 50 million native trees across the UK by 2030.

Woodland Trust senior project lead Vicki Baddeley said: “We’re so proud of the numbers of free trees we’ve been able to give away, knowing they’ll be planted where they can really make a difference – in school grounds and out in the community.

“We’re in the grip of a climate and nature crisis which can’t be overcome without concerted action, so I’d urge every school or community group who can, to get involved and plant more trees!

“Applying is easy and all saplings are fully funded for those receiving the trees in our autumn delivery in November. All you need is time and a small piece of land to plant on.”

Applications can be made on the Woodland Trust website.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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