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Free trees for eligible primary schools

Published: Sep 21, 2016 1 min read

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Eligible primary schools in England can apply for free tree packs from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Woodland Trust.

These free trees and accompanying teaching resources will help pupils engage with nature and allow teachers to deliver the curriculum with confidence.

Free trees will enhance the local community and environment, and schools that don’t have space to plant on their own grounds can work with the Woodland Trust and local authorities to plant on public land.

They are ideal for gardening and nature clubs. They also help to improve your school grounds and encourage more wildlife to your local area.

Eligible schools can apply for packs of 30 saplings. Applications are open from September to January (trees will be delivered in March) and then from January to September (trees will be delivered in November).