Free packs help school students to get planting

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Hundreds of free trees have been sent to schools and community groups across Northumberland thanks to the Woodland Trust.

In the North East, 116 schools and 41 community groups successfully applied for the packs (available in small, medium and large) from the conservation charity.

They are funded by Sainsbury’s, IKEA FAMILY, players of People’s Postcode Lottery and Yorkshire Tea. In addition, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has supported the Woodland Trust to provide packs for state-funded primary, first and middle schools in England. Recipients of a pack in the latest round included Collingwood School and Media Arts College in Morpeth, Pegswood Primary School and Tritlington First School.

Morpeth Cricket Club also received some free trees.

The deadline to submit applications for the next round is September 8, visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/freetrees for more information, including details about the packs.