SCHOOLS and communities in Solihull are being urged to make their New Year a positive one – by planting trees.
The Woodland Trust still has 300,000 trees up for grabs as part of its free trees scheme and the deadline for applications is Monday, January 8.
Schools or community groups can get their hands on these trees which can bring huge benefits – from boosting nature, combating flooding, providing shelter and reducing pollution.
Steve Shill, senior project lead in woodland creation at the trust urged people to apply now.
He said: “This is an amazing opportunity for any schools and communities to do something really positive for the new year.
Tree planting is a great way to involve lots of people and get out planting can boost mental and physical health during these dark winter months.
“It only takes a few minutes to apply and these trees could bring several lifetimes of benefits”
The Woodland Trust scheme delivers hundreds of thousands of free trees twice a year for planting in spring and autumn.
Tree packs are generously funded by lead partners Sainsbury’s, Lloyds Bank, OVO Energy, Bank of Scotland and Sofology.
Tree packs come in packs of 30, 105 or 420 trees and in different varieties to suit their purpose – from hedging, copse, for wildlife or wild harvest.
Visit woodlandtrust.org.uk to apply.