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Pupils get green fingers with free trees for schools scheme

Thanks to a new scheme, pupils can plant new trees at their school.

The Trees for Schools project means that schools can apply for free trees to plant somewhere on their grounds. The project not only helps children learn about and get closer to nature, but has the added benefit of helping make the borough more ‘green’.

“This is a terrific new scheme that will help our aim to become the greenest borough in Britain,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment.

“I encourage schools to apply. It will help inspire their pupils while bringing some welcome new greenery to the borough.

“And more trees will improve both air quality and biodiversity, so the benefits are great.”

Inspiring future generations

The scheme aims to inspire future generations to plant in and care for their local environment.

Applications are open now and schools have until December to apply. The trees will be delivered in March next year.

The programme is funded by Defra and delivered in partnership with Trees for Cities and the Woodland Trust.

To find out more and apply, visit the Woodland Trust website.

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