The Woodland Trust is once again offering community groups, youth groups and schools the chance to apply for packs of free trees for delivery in March 2014 and we are accepting applications until 9 January 2014. Whether groups are interested in helping wildlife; creating a faith, or inter-faith, green space; planting for remembrance, creating a community garden or allotment; or just want to enhance their local area – any community groups are very welcome to apply for our free packs of saplings.
We have over 3000 packs to give away in spring and they come in three sizes – 30 saplings, 105 saplings and 420 saplings in various themes (hedge, copse, wildlife, wild harvest, year-round colour, working wood, wild wood and wetland). A new feature of the scheme is that you can now apply for more than one pack with 420 saplings being the maximum quantity. You can find out more about them and apply online at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/freetrees. I’d advise groups to apply sooner rather than later as we are usually oversubscribed and may have to close early.
We’re trying to help bees by encouraging groups to plant species that are beneficial through their nectar or pollen and I’ve attached a leaflet that details the relevant packs. I’ve also attached our current community tree packs leaflet. Please feel free to forward them to any group who might be interested, add them to your website or include them in your newsletter. If you have any questions at all please do get in touch.
Community Tree Packs Project Manager/Nature Detectives