MP for North-East Bedfordshire Supports Free Trees for Schools Initiative
The Woodland Trust along with Sainsbury’s, IKEA FAMILY, players of People’s Postcode Lottery and Yorkshire Tea, have 4,750 tree packs available to give away for autumn.
Over the next four years, DEFRA is supporting The Woodland Trust to offer an additional 400,000 British native trees to up to 7,000 state funded primary schools across England.
Alistair says: “This is a great opportunity and will help schools improve their local environment and enable children to learn and understand the importance of nature.
If there isn’t room for the trees in school grounds, the Woodland Trust will be providing help with finding somewhere else to plant the trees. Schools can apply for free tree packs by visiting the Woodland Trust website at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/freetrees and the closing date for applications is September 9th 2016 for tree delivery in November, so do get your order in.”
The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conversation charity championing native wood sand trees. It has more than 500,000 members and supporters and its three key aims are: i) to enable the creation of more native woods and place rich in trees. ii) to protect native woods, trees and their wildlife for future. iii) to inspire everyone and enjoy and value woods and trees.
Established in 1972, the Woodland Trust now has over 1,200 sites in its care covering approximately 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres). Access to all Woodland Trust sites is free.