Stuart Anderson MP is encouraging local schools in the Wolverhampton South West constituency to get involved with National Tree Week. Schools are now able to order a free pack of fruit-bearing, wildlife-enhancing, carbon-storing orchard or fruiting hedgerow from the Tree Council.
The Tree Council is giving away free orchard and hedgerow packs to inspire teachers and pupils to get outdoors, plant and care for trees. Teachers will also receive an engaging set of resources, which have been designed by experts and teachers, all linked to the national curriculum.
Successful applicants who apply by midnight on Monday, the 16th of November will receive their bare root trees in a box the week commencing the 30th of November.
This date of this scheme has been designed to coincide with the beginning of National Tree Week, which this year is running from the 28th of November until the 6th of December and celebrates the start of the tree planting season.
Schools can still apply after this deadline, and applications which are received after midnight on Monday, the 16th of November will receive trees in early March 2021.
Stuart Anderson MP said: “I would encourage all local schools to get involved in National Tree Week and take up this brilliant opportunity which has been made available by the Tree Council. Protecting our natural environment is a key priority, and I know that the Government has been recently consulting on a new England Tree Strategy to explore what more can be done to connect people, especially children, with trees and woodlands in the future. This campaign is a fun and educational way to do that. I would love to hear from and possibly visit any schools that take part in this great initiative."
More information including an application guide can be found online at https://treecouncil.org.uk/schools-and-education/orchards-for-schools/