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Free tree packs for schools and community groups

Published: 07 November 2022

Shetland Amenity Trust in collaboration with Woodland Trust Scotland is encouraging schools and community groups in Shetland to plant native trees and help improve Shetland’s biodiversity.

Tree planting with
Dunrossness Primary School

The Woodland Trust offers free tree packs, as part of their national campaign to plant hundreds of thousands of trees throughout the UK. The trees distributed in Shetland are provided by Shetland Amenity Trust from their local tree nursery, many of which have been grown from tree seed collection in Shetland, ensuring that the tree packs are best suited to the local climate. They are available to order in a number of different pack sizes, up to 400 trees. Shetland Amenity Trust will help to select the right species and provide information on how to plant and take care of the saplings

Gordon Cumming of the Woodland Trust’s Croft Woodland Project said: “This is a great opportunity for local schools and community groups to boost tree planting in their local area. All they need to do is get in touch by the end of the year, choose their pack size, and they will be delivered in the spring by Shetland Amenity Trust.”

Paul Goddard, Woodlands Team Leader at the Shetland Amenity Trust said: “It is great to be working with the Woodland Trust again to support this important biodiversity scheme to help improve our local ecology. There are four pack size options available and groups can choose from 100, 200, 300 or 400 trees. The packs will consist mainly of native species to Shetland such as Common Alder, Downy Birch, and different Willow species.

For more information or to apply for your free tree pack, contact Gordon Cumming by 20 December.
Email: GordonCumming@woodlandtrust.org.uk