Online support sought for Heart of England 10,000-tree planting bid

The Heart of England Forest charity has said it will plant a tree for every tree-themed tweet, post or email it receives by Monday (2 November 2015).

Image: Heart of England Forest
Image: Heart of England Forest

It will plant a tree in the for every drawing or photo of a favourite tree shared on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #trees4trees, or emailed to One winner will be selected to name the resulting woodland.

The initiative is part of Do It Day, a wider campaign which aims to involve companies in socially or environmentally useful work on the same day.

The Heart of England Forest Charity was set up in 1996 by Felix Dennis, the late chairman of Dennis Publishing, with the long-term goal of planting a 120 sq km native broadleaf woodland in Warwickshire. So far around 15 sq km has been planted.

Dennis Publishing chief executive James Tye said: "It's a difficult challenge, but one we believe is truly unique and will make a real difference to woodland coverage in the UK.

"Over 200 staff from Dennis have volunteered to help plant the 10,000 trees on 2 November. We look forward to receiving everyone's images so we can start planting the forest."


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