Business owners, supermarkets and readers raise £1.58m for Daily Mail Be a Tree Angel campaign
The Daily Mail Tree Angel campaign, has raised an amazing £1.58 million, which will enable us to create orchards and fruiting hedgerows in 5,500 schools! The orchards will provide free fresh fruit, absorb carbon and engage young people in the wonder of trees – a powerful legacy for the future.
The campaign. being organised by The Tree Council with the Daily Mail, The Orchard Project, TCV, Trees for Cities, the Woodland Trust and more, inspired by National Tree Champion Sir William Worsley, garnered support from Sir Jony Ive, Sir Alan Sugar, Richard Caring, Sainsburys, Dobbies, Network Rail and over a thousand generous readers.
Just one part of the fund is a fund to plant orchards in schools around the country –
We’re developing the details of the fund now so if you’re interested, all you need to do now is register your interest - The Tree Council will get in touch when applications are open. Community groups that work with young people, such as Scouts, Brownies or church youth groups, are also welcome to apply.
Not sure if you have space for an orchard? Register anyway! Perhaps you don’t have room for a five-tree orchard, but you may have room for a row of fruit-bearing, pollution-busting hedgerow!
If you’re not a teacher or school, you can still get involved – by donating to the campaign, or applying for the general tree planting fund – more details on this in the coming months.
More about the Be a Tree Angel Campaign
We’ve partnered with the Daily Mail to help plant as many as a million new trees across the UK.
The Christmas campaign gabe readers the opportunity to claim a free tree to plant in their garden, or to donate to support local tree planting projects around the country, particularly in our towns and cities where they are needed most. This includes establishing 1,000 new orchards in 1,000 schools and support local tree planting projects, particularly in our towns and cities where they are needed most. The Tree Council is proud to be bringing together organisations in this campaign to get more people than ever planting and caring for trees during National Tree Week and beyond.
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