Norfolk schools pitch in for tree planting project

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Youngsters and community groups across south Norfolk are getting their hands dirty as part of a major nationwide tree-planting project.

The Woodland Trust has launched its Free Trees scheme at various sites throughout the county, following a report indicating Norfolk has only 10.1 per cent tree cover, below the national average of 13 per cent.

Diss Infant and Nursery School, Harleston CEVA Primary School and East Harling Primary School and Nursery are among the schools

John Tucker, the Woodland Trust’s Woodland Creation Director, said: “It is wonderful to see the enthusiasm for the Woodland Trust’s free tree packs.

“It takes just ten years for trees to grow well above head-height, so communities could be enjoying the rewards sooner than you’d think, as well as creating a lasting, living legacy for future generations.

“Communities’ efforts to plant in their own localities to benefit the people who live there is admirable and helps us work toward our target of doubling native woodland cover.”

The trust is now accepting registrations for its free autumn tree packs, with any interested schools and community groups encouraged to visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/freetrees or send an email to communitytrees@woodlandtrust.org.uk