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Old 17-12-2008, 4:13 PM
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Official MoneySavingExpert insert: The Woodland Trust h is now taking applications for spring free small tree packs.

Packs of 30, 105 and 420 saplings are available to community groups, youth groups and schools. Groups and schools can apply for more than one pack, up to a maximum of 420 saplings.

Apply via this link:

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/m...ages/home.aspx

Groups don’t have to be official – all the Woodland Trust asks is that groups plant the trees on publicly accessible land (after getting permission from the owner) so that the community can benefit from them.

Thanks to discobaby for posting the original offer.

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Update March 2012:


http://www.woodland-trust.org.uk/hedge/ looks fab!!

These are available again, order now for delivery in November 2012. All packs include a special royal sapling, grown from tree seeds collected on royal estates such as Sandringham and Windsor.

Celebrate the Jubilee, have fun and create a lasting legacy for your school or neighbourhood by planting a free pack of trees from the Woodland Trust in 2012.

Thousands of schools have already received a free tree pack from us – apply for yours today for delivery in November 2012.

Schools and youth groups

Apply today for a hedge or copse pack, each containing 60 trees to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

Copse Pack

Perfect for planting a small wooded area or 'copse'. Each pack contains 20 each of birch, rowan and cherry, plus a royal oak sapling.

Hedge Pack

An excellent habitat for wildlife, this pack can be planted to create a traditional hedgerow. Each pack contains 12 of each hawthorn, hazel, holly, dog rose and dogwood, plus a royal oak sapling

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Old 17-12-2008, 5:00 PM
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I got a pack of trees for school from the woodland trust, with a similar offer, in a previous year. It's a great offer and nice to see they're doing it again.
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It sounds great I have applied for my daughters school again as we live in the sticks its ideal! think I applied for the seeds and copse pack?? can't remember lol either way more for the children to do at school
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Good for schools that haven't sold off their playing field land to housing delevlopers or even concreated over it to expand the school. Good stong birch will make fine canes for beating education into a child.
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Thanks. I have just forwarded the link to the head of my sons primary school. I am sure they will be really interested!
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Thanks for this. I've just emailed the local primary school with the details and have sent details to local high school via my granddaughter. Such a great idea towards providing natural habitat for the wildlife as well as helping the eco system.
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Good for schools that haven't sold off their playing field land to housing delevlopers or even concreated over it to expand the school. Good stong birch will make fine canes for beating education into a child.
Funny but sadly true! We are fortunate here though and the new forest just a stones throw!
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Another Great School Find, Thanks for Sharing OP, have passed on to my mum who's a head teacher and will pass onto the kiddies school in the new year.

Thanks Again for sharing

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Great post - thanks!
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This has been going for ages they actually send you a set of whichever you decide on EVERY SEASON.
We've had 3 lots now and they are all good plants, perfect for the kids to plant in the school garden.
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took th eemail i had this morning up to my local school and they were chuffed
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[SIZE=2
We have chosen Silver birch seed as its reasonably easy to germinate and is not a large tree when mature, therefore its more suitable for planting in a variety of locations including urban sites such as school grounds or community gardens. [/SIZE]Silver birch is also tolerant of different ground conditions.
Thanks for posting the offer
Just a word of caution though. Choose the varieties carefully as Silver Birch is known to worsen the condition of hayfeaver in some
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Thanx for this, i have forwarded to my sons school
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Hi! Just had another look at the website & you can apply for them if you have a youth group eg home educators, cubs, scouts etc....
Go to http://www.treeforall.org.uk/JoinIn/AsAYouthGroup/ then go through the check out & use the promotional code: youthgroup and it comes up as 0!! Ive given it a go for Home Ed group!!
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I tried to apply for this for my school but my job description wasn't listed. However, I e-mailed them and had two very pleasant replies saying they would send them, but they are not sending them out until March. FYI, I requested the hedgerow kit. Just so you all know - they won't be sending them immediately. We'll still use the kit for sure, even though it might be a bit late for some of our planning!
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Here's a similar scheme by the Tree Council - though it looks like its for a grant towards planting costs rather than getting seeds direct, (& only up to 75% of the cost rather than being free) I wonder if you can choose to plant what you like?

http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/treeties/grant/grant.html
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Thanks! Have applied to hopefully get some for my mums school.
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