THE WOODLAND Trust is urging schools and community groups across the West Midlands to get their free tree-pack applications in quickly with just over a month left until the spring delivery closes.
Applications for spring, for delivery in March 2023, are currently open, but only until January 11.
The last round of the free tree-packs scheme was the Woodland Trust’s biggest-ever single send-out, with 4,625 organisations across the UK taking advantage of the scheme.
In the West Midlands, 58,500 trees were sent out to 413 organisations.
Woodland Trust senior project lead Vicki Baddeley said there is no time like the present to sign up and take advantage of the scheme.
“With Christmas looming and National Tree Week upon us, now really is a good time to get those applications in and ensure you don’t miss out.
“We still have lots of trees available but with schools breaking up before you know it, and the hectic holiday period around the corner, it makes sense to get organised nice and early and avoid a last-minute rush in early January.
“Planting trees is such a simple action, but the collective impact can make a huge difference. It’s a great way for schoolchildren and community groups to learn about nature and the environment and, at the same time, embrace a “Green Christmas”.
The Trust’s tree packs have been funded by partners Sainsbury’s, Lloyds Bank, OVO Energy, Bank of Scotland and Sofology.
Vicki added: “As ever, the support and generosity of our funders is invaluable and we simply couldn’t do this without them.
“The help each and every one of them provides is hugely appreciated and helps to ensure we can provide and deliver our saplings in such huge numbers.”
Visit https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/schools-and-communities/ for more information.