Woodland Trust tree planting packs are available to community groups, schools and youth groups to help them to plant more trees, hedges and copses in their local shared spaces.
Objectives of Fund
The Trust has a range of tree packs to suit schools, youth groups and communities.
The Trust believes that trees enhance the places where people live, learn, work, rest and play; help to improve health and well-being; attract wildlife; and create spaces for leisure and recreation.
There are 3,250 tree packs available to give away for spring 2017.
Groups can apply for up to 420 trees in each application cycle. This can be as one large pack or a combination of medium and small ones.
Tree packs are available in three sizes:
- Small packs contain 30 saplings for creating and small copse or short hedgerow and is ideal as a starter pack or a small project.
- Medium packs contain 105 saplings for planting either in small groups of trees or as a hedge (approx. 30m).
- Large packs contain 420 saplings to create a long hedge (approx. 120m) or if planted as a block of trees, there is sufficient for approximately one acre of land.
Trees will be young saplings about 20 – 40cm high, sourced and grown in the UK.
Match Funding Restrictions
Any additional costs must be funded by the group from other sources
Who Can Apply
Not-for-profit groups, Parish Councils and schools in the UK are eligible to apply.
The trees cannot be planted in private gardens or land with no public benefit.
Tree packs are available if the following criteria are met:
- The trees will be planted on a publicly accessible site (exceptions made for schools and youth clubs).
- Applicants have permission to plant from the legal landowner.
- The community has been consulted and is supportive of the project.
- There will be plenty of volunteer involvement.
- Packs are appropriate for the area.
- The intended planting site isn’t too close to buildings, power lines, roads or other services.
- The grid reference for the planting site has been identified.
How To Apply
The next deadline for applications is 8 September 2017.
There are normally two application rounds each year. Notification of decisions is usually made about two weeks after the closing date for applications: mid September for November deliveries, and late January for March ones.
Application forms are available to complete online at the Trust’s website.