Free tree packs scheme now open for schools and communities

Oak sapling in hands. The leaves of rays of sunlight.

Oak trees are among the free trees available - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Schools and community groups across the South West are being encouraged to apply for free trees which are available from the Woodland Trust conservation charity.

The Woodland Trust is a leading delivery partner of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) and is offering free trees to help many thousands of schools and communities to plant trees to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis and the first million trees will be dispatched in November during the planting season. The Trust welcomes applications from all types of community groups and people do not have to be part of a formal long-standing group, they just need to have a group name decided before they apply.

Schools and community groups across the South West are now able to apply for the first 1 million trees, and into 2022 there are over 3 million trees in total available via free tree packs.

To order free trees people can visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/freetrees before August 25 and they’ll be delivered in November 2021.

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