Schools taking part in tree planting events

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Schools and community groups in south east Northumberland are planting thousands of trees to revitalise green spaces.

Tree packs will be delivered to schools and community groups throughout the UK as part of the Woodland Trust’s free trees scheme, sponsored by Sainsbury’s, IKEA, Yorkshire Tea and People’s Postcode Lottery.

Horton Grange Primary School in Blyth, Cramlington Village Primary School, Pegswood First School and 4th Morpeth Scout Group are taking part in the free tree planting.

Some groups have chosen to plant their trees to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, chiming with the charity’s own ambitions to create four large centenary woods for the public’s use by 2018 – 100 years since the end of the conflict.

Free tree packs will be available this autumn too, and interested schools and community groups can find out more by visiting www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/freetrees until September 2015.

Woodland Trust tree packs have been funded by Sainsbury’s, IKEA Family, Yorkshire Tea, players of People’s Postcode Lottery and Biffa Award, also funded by WH Smith and Wilko.