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Trees for the Jubilee

The Woodland Trust are giving out thousands of free tree-planting packs to schools and groups across the UK to encourage people to get planting trees this year.

Sapling Tree

The Woodland Trust are giving out thousands of free tree-planting packs to schools and groups across the UK to encourage people to get planting trees this year.

Their hope is to reach their target of planting six million new trees all over the country to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

With the help and support of schools and local youth and community groups, they aim to plant a million trees this February alone.

The packs, which schools can apply for online and will be ready to plant in the autumn will include a special royal sapling, grown from tree seeds collected on royal estates such as Sandringham and Windsor.

The Woodland Trust, which looks after woods across the UK, will also be planting a huge Diamond Park made up of 500,000 trees in the National Forest in Leicestershire. They also plan to create 59 more Diamond Woods in addition to smaller Jubilee Woods all over the country.

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