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FREE tree planting packs are available for groups across Northumberland.

The Woodland Trust has already distributed packs to more than 1,300 community groups nationwide as part of its Jubilee Woods campaign to plant more than six million trees by the end of 2012 in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Now eco insurance provider ibuyeco has provided another 1,000 packs of native trees to hand out this autumn.

They are available in two sizes, with four different themes, and can be used to plant hedging, small woods or copses.

Any groups wishing to apply for a pack should register at by Sunday, September 25.