Woodland Trust to plant 50 million trees to fight climate crisis: Free trees for schools and communities

The Trust a conservation charity, is urging millions of people to join its “big climate fightback” by planting trees this November to build support to sustain the biggest mass planting campaign the country has seen. The efforts come in the face of the impacts of Covid-19, with tree planting rates falling, despite the need to increase woodland cover to store carbon and tackle the climate crisis. As part of the push, the Woodland Trust is sending more than 600,000 free trees to community groups and schools over the next few weeks.

In a statement the Trust says: “We want to make sure everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree. So we’re giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities. Together, we’ll get millions more trees in the ground.”

The Woodland Trust’s Darren Moorcroft added: “A year on from many big promises and statements about the need for more trees in order to achieve carbon net zero by 2050, they mainly remain just that, words. Together we can achieve remarkable things and I ask people today, please do your bit, join our climate change army, plant a tree in November, use your voice for trees and woods, support our cause and help us to continue our collective Big Climate Fightback.”

More details on the Woodland Trust web site at: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/schools-and-communities/

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