Free trees to commemorate war
A free tree scheme has already given away nearly 10,000 trees across Kent and now the chance to grab more saplings is on offer. People are being given the chance to grow their own history by planting free trees as part of a national campaign to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. The project has already seen 9,225 trees given away so far in Kent and now more can be obtained this autumn. The Woodland Trust is giving away the free trees to community groups and schools, who can apply for a pack via the Trust’s website until Thursday, September 4. The Trust is encouraging people to organise tree planting events in their local area as part of its First World War Centenary Woods campaign that aims to see millions of trees planted across the UK. Packs will be delivered in November containing native, UK-grown saplings. There are a number of different pack sizes to choose from – ranging from 30 trees for a small copse, to 420 for an area equivalent to a football pitch. Packs come in eight different themes depending on why and where they’re being planted, such as to attract wildlife, provide wood fuel, offer all year round colour or grow fruit for baking, cooking or making drinks.
For more information about the Woodland Trust’s Free Trees scheme visit the website www. woodlandtrust.org. uk/freetrees or email communitytrees@ woodlandtrust.org.uk