02 August 2012
Woodland Trust Scotland is giving away trees to schools and community groups this Diamond Jubilee year
By the end of 2012, the Woodland Trust Scotland, helped by players of People's Postcode Lottery, will have supported the planting of two million trees across Scotland. This lasting tribute to Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee will benefit people and wildlife for generations to come.
Carol Evans, director of the Woodland Trust Scotland said:
"Communities across Scotland are not only making an amazing difference now, they are investing in the long-term benefits trees will provide such as shade and shelter and homes for wildlife.
“There's a saying that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is now. We're offering people the chance to take their place in history by helping to transform Scotland's landscape in just a single generation."
A variety of themed tree packs are available: from year-round colour to wild harvest, wildlife and wood fuel. There are trees to suit different planting locations and in three different sizes. Each pack contains a royal oak sapling grown from acorns gathered on a royal estate.
For the chance to receive a medium (105 trees) or large (420 trees) pack this autumn groups need to register online by 20 August. Schools wishing to plant just 60 trees have until October to apply.
The tree packs have been generously sponsored by People's Postcode Lottery, IKEA, Biffa Award and Sainsbury's.
People's Postcode Lottery players have raised £391,552 for Woodland Trust Scotland to date.
To apply for a community tree pack, head to www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/jubilee-woods/communities