Tree initiative is blossoming

A free tree planting initiative is taking root in Northumberland schools and community groups.

The Woodland Trust has delivered 3,500 free tree packs to organisations to plant across the country.

And among those to snap up the offer are Collingwood School and Media Arts College in Morpeth, and Ellington and Pegswood first schools.

The 4th Morpeth Scout Group (Pegswood Beaver Colony) has also claimed a pack.

Trust Woodland Creation Director John Tucker said: “It is wonderful to see the enthusiasm for the Woodland Trust’s free tree packs.

“It takes just ten years for trees to grow well above head-height so communities could be enjoying the rewards sooner than you’d think, as well as creating a lasting, living legacy for future generations.”

It takes just ten years for trees to grow well above head-height so communities could be enjoying the rewards sooner than you’d think.

John Tucker, Woodland Trust Woodland Creation Director

There will be another chance for schools and community groups to apply for free tree packs from the trust in the autumn. To find out more log on to www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/freetrees or email communitytrees@woodlandtrust.org.uk

Registration closes on September 3.