Schools still have time to plant trees

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THE WOODLAND Trust Scotland has helped 166 groups across Scotland to plant trees in their community this autumn.

A total of 38,000 native trees were planted by groups including schools, scout pack and community associations through the charity’s free tree packs. More than 10,000 people were involved in planting the trees in October and November.

Rory Syme from the Woodland Trust Scotland said: “We’re delighted to have been able to provide so many different groups across Scotland with free trees. Our free tree packs are a great way to help people improve their local environment, and they provide an opportunity to come together as a community to plant the trees.”

Many of the trees have been planted by school eco groups as part of programmes such as the John Muir Award.

The packs have been supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Free tree packs are still available to plant in Spring 2013. Schools can apply for free trees until January 31. Trees will also be available for planting in autumn 2013.

Visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/communitytrees to apply and find out more.