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Woodland Trust Giving 1.4 Million Trees To Schools And Community Groups

Published on: 10 Sep, 2022
Updated on: 11 Sep, 2022

The Woodland Trust has announced ambitious plans for 2023 to break its record annual give away of more than 1.3 million trees in 2022 to schools and community groups.

Applications are now open to take advantage of the 1.4 million saplings it has available to be delivered in spring 2023.

The Woodland Trust is giving away 1.4 million free trees in 2023.

The trust said that almost 9,000 schools and community groups benefited from the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity’s scheme this year.

Its senior project lead Vicki Baddeley said: “This year our communities have really felt the impact of climate change first hand, and many are seeing the incredible benefits trees can bring to provide much-needed shade, shelter, and help to prevent flooding.”

Pupils at RAF Benson Primary School in Oxfordshire planted 30 trees in 2022. Photo RAF Benson School.

Eco-friendly pupils at RAF Benson Primary School played their part by creating a native hedge which has helped the wildlife and environment.

Teaching assistant Adele McCrindle at the school said she was “thrilled with the results and impact”, which has raised awareness of environmental issues for the children.

She added: “It’s so important to develop a love of nature because ‘no one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced’ to quote Sir David Attenborough.”

The Woodland Trust’s free tree packs scheme is funded by partners Sainsbury’s, Lloyds Bank, Ovo Energy, DFS, Joules, Bank of Scotland and Sofology.

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