Planting trees

December 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

The Government recently launched a £4.2 million urban tree planting plan which aims to plan one millions trees over the next four years. The scheme is being led by DEFRA, alongside the Forestry Commission and Woodland Trust.

One of the projects helping to deliver this plan is NHS Forest who are participating in our Green Next Practice programme. One of NHS Forest’s primary aims is greening the NHS Estates and planting 1 tree per employee amounting to 1.3 million trees within the next 5 years.

Defra minister Jim Paice said: “Using the enthusiasm of local communities and the knowledge of the groups that know most about trees and their unique benefits, we’ll help create neighbourhoods that we can be proud of.”

Existing funding is already going to NHS Forests to plant 65,000 trees across 25 sites in this planting season.It’s great to read some positive news with respect to the Government’s environmental agenda especially given recent axing of key environment focussed agencies. You can find out more about the Government funded scheme here and read about Green Next Practice projects here.

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Entry filed under: Green Next Practice.

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