The woodland trust is rolling out a new initiative to help schools, nurseries, and community groups across the UK.
The goal of this program is to encourage local communities to plant trees, offsetting their carbon emissions whilst improving the surrounding scenery and contributing towards the countywide 2045 net zero target. Trees play a huge part in our ecosystems, taking in carbon and releasing oxygen, it is a no-brainer when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Trees also create homes for local wildlife such as birds, hedgehogs, and many species of insects. The Woodland Trust know this first-hand and is making it easier for institutions and groups to actively participate in the fight against climate change.
Eligible organisations can apply for up to 420 trees, this can be made up of up to four of the separate tree packs. These tree packs include options such as hedge, copse, wild harvest, year-round colour, working wood, wildlife, and urban trees. Allowing the groups to select the planted trees that work for them and their surroundings, not only contributing to the overall carbon reduction effort but also serving local purposes such as beautification, habitat creation, and community engagement.
The Woodland Trust is currently accepting applications for trees to be delivered in November 2024. But do pop your application in sooner than later as applications are expected to close in August 2024, or potentially sooner, depending on stock availability.
Who can apply?
Eligible applicants include schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, outdoor learning centres, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts and guides across the UK.