Tree Wardens have been successful in the latest round of grants through The Big Tree Plant.
Seaford Tree Wardens in East Sussex have just been awarded £5,110 to plant 1245 street and other trees, Plymouth Tree Partnership (which co-ordinates the city’s network) £48,000 to plant 11,500 trees (including street trees) and BTCV Reading (incorporating the new Reading Tree Warden Network) £25,000 to plant 6250 trees (again including street trees).
The Big Tree Plant, which was launched during National Tree Week 2010, celebrated its first anniversary on 1 December.
This five-year campaign, launched by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), is aimed at encouraging people and communities in England to plant more trees where they work and live.
The Big Tree Plant partnership brings together civil society partners and conservation organisations, such as The Tree Council and members like the Woodland Trust, Trees for Cities and Community Forests, working with Defra and the Forestry Commission.
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In the above image, Forestry Minister Jim Paice plants a London Pippin with The Tree Council Director General, Pauline Buchanan Black, in National Tree Week to mark the first year of The Big Tree Plant.