See the woods from the trees

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SCHOOLS and community groups across Northumberland are digging into tree planting.

The Woodland Trust aims to see groups plant more than 500,000 trees across the UK this spring and is giving out free seed packs and saplings, with support from WHSmith.

In Northumberland 3,480 native trees are being distributed, with those taking part in the More Trees, More Good initiative including Morpeth’s Collingwood School, Grange View First School in Widdrington Station, Cambo First School, Ellington First School, the 4th Morpeth Guides and Ponteland air cadets.

Project Development Manager Victoria Hodson said: “We have been overwhelmed by people’s enthusiasm for planting trees.

“Schools and communities are transforming spaces within their neighbourhoods, growing their own fruits and food, creating shade and shelter and providing vital new homes for wildlife.”

The project hopes to enable the planting of 20 million trees every year for the next 50 years.

To apply for free packs visit