Big Tree Plant hits 100,000

Environment secretary Caroline Spelman planted a tree in Solihull to mark the 100,000th tree in the Government's Big Tree Plant campaign.

The initiative was launched in December last year to encourage local communities to plant and care for trees. Spelman said: "Hitting the 100,000 mark is a fantastic achievement and shows how much people care about enhancing our urban green spaces. The number of trees in urban and semi-urban areas has dropped over recent years and the campaign aims to reverse that trend."


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