Planting season 2019/2020
30,091 trees, 223 schools
This planting season ended a little sooner than usual due to the Covid-19 shutdown but we still managed to plant more than 30,000 trees. The planting season traditionally runs from November to March and we usually carry on through April but due to the global pandemic we've called an early stop. We will of course be back in the autumn when hopefully some normality will have returned and we will be fully restocked.
30,091 trees have been planted throughout the UK, the vast majority in schools. As ever, we have only supplied native broad leaf species which are grown in the UK. These are the species which are known to best promote biodiversity. Most are 'cell-grown whips' - small saplings between 0.5m and 1m in height. They are very easy to plant and we always encourage schools to get the children themselves doing the planting.
As well as schools we've also helped with some woodland style plantings for organisations such as the Wildlife Trust and other conservation groups.
As usual we've covered most of the UK with schools as far apart as Antrim, Aberdeen, Lancaster, Jarrow, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Tonypandy, Truro and Hitchin.
One notable school recipient was Baltasound Junior High on the island of Unst in Shetland which is the northernmost school in the UK. Their nearest city is Bergen in Norway!
We already have lots of applications for the autumn so if you would like some free saplings for your school now is the time. As always, there is absolutely no cost to the schools for these trees which are paid for by our amazing corporate sponsors.
Finally, here is a gallery of some of the pictures kindly sent in by some hard working tree planters: