Scheme plans to plant 1.3 million trees at NHS sites

A proposal to plant 1.3 million trees at NHS sites across the UK was launched this week as part of a drive to improve access to green spaces for staff, patients and the community.

The NHS Forest project was launched on Tuesday 6 September at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool. A tree sponsorship scheme will be set up and the Campaign for Greener Healthcare — which is running the project — is working with the Forestry Commission, the Woodland Trust, Natural England, and BTCV to develop the plans for the NHS Forest.

So far 10 sites are taking part in the pilot phase of the scheme, which runs until December. If successful, the project will roll out over the next five years.

See www.nhsforest.org


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