Free trees: plant for COP26 or the Queen

The Woodland Trust’s free tree pack scheme is now open for applications.

Schools and community groups are now able to apply for the first one million trees, and into 2022 there are over 3 million trees in total available via free tree packs.

The Woodland Trust is a leading delivery partner of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) and is offering free trees as an opportunity to help many thousands of schools and communities to plant trees to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis and the first million trees will be despatched in November during the planting season. The Trust welcomes applications from all types of community groups and people do not have to be part of a formal long-standing group, they just need to have a group name decided before they apply.

The packs also come in a range of sizes; 15 to 420.

Since 2004 the scheme has helped thousands of groups plant millions of trees. In spring 2021, over 400,000 free trees were sent to keen planters across the country.

Senior project lead for the Woodland Trust Vicki Baddeley said:

“All the trees planted have a host of different benefits working hard to lock up carbon, improve soils and water, reduce the flow of flooding, provide shade and shelter, create havens for wildlife and places to enjoy.”

Woodland Trust tree packs are funded by lead partners Sainsbury’s, Lloyds Bank, OVO Energy, DFS Furniture, players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Joules, Bank of Scotland and Sofology.

Packs contain a mix of UK sourced and grown native broadleaf species such as hazel, rowan, hawthorn, common oak, silver birch, wild cherry, elder, dogwood and holly.

Order at: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/freetrees before August 25 for delivery in November 2021.


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