one child – one tree

‘Plant Britain’ campaign to plant 750,000 trees across the UK

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There are some great projects to get young people doing things with trees:

Plant Trees With Your School – Woodland Trust

One Tree Per Child | Planting one tree per child.

One Tree Per Child Bristol Report 2019/2020 | bristol.gov.uk

Yesterday, a new project was launched – and pretty ambitious at that:

A campaign to plant 750,000 trees across the UK has been launched by the BBC’s Countryfile programme. The project is called ‘Plant Britain’ and it aims to inspire the nation to help protect the planet and fight against climate change. It will be running for two years and the goal is to plant 750,000 trees – one for every child in the UK who’s starting primary school this year.

John Craven, who was the first presenter on Newsround when we first broadcast on 4 April 1972, will discover a “micro-forest” close to his home. John also plants up a window box, to show people who might not have access to a garden or an outdoor space, that you can still do your bit at home.

Plant Britain: Countryfile’s plan to plant 750,000 trees – CBBC Newsround

With more on how to join in:

BBC One – Countryfile, Plant Britain

BBC One – Countryfile – Take part in Plant Britain

BBC Countryfile Plant Britain

And there’s been a lot of enthusiasm for the project:

Countryfile launch climate change campaign to plant 750,000 trees | Metro News

Prince Charles’ bizarre gardening habit shared as part of Plant Britain campaign | Royal | News | Express.co.uk

Tree planting: Public urged to plant native species to celebrate Queen’s platinum jubilee | The Independent

750,000 trees to be planted for BBC Countryfile campaign | Horticulture Week

   
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