Plant a million trees in a month

The Woodland Trust is calling on everyone in the UK to come together to help transform communities for future generations by helping to plant a million trees in February 2012.
The UKs leading woodland conservation charity has set itself the BIG task of planting a million trees in a month in February 2012 to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and commemorate her accession to the throne. The charity hopes that 100,000 of these will be in gardens.
February 6th 2012 marks the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the throne. Happily, the winter months are also the best time of year to plant trees, when they are dormant and the ground is full of moisture to give them a good start before the summer. So, in February 2012, the Woodland Trust is inviting everyone – families, friends, and local communities to join us in planting one million trees for the Jubilee.
The February Jubilee tree planting is already gathering momentum – over 7,500 schools and 2000 communities will be planting free tree packs, supplied by the Trust. In addition 18 landowners will together be creating more than 500 acres of new woodland as large Diamond Woods and smaller Jubilee Woods.
To find out how you can get involved, be one in a million in February 2012 and be part of a whole year of tree planting celebrations:
It’s not the first time that the UK has celebrated a Royal occasion by nationwide tree planting. The Royal Record of Tree Planting for King George VI’s Coronation records in fascinating detail the tree planting undertaken by thousands of schools, parishes, organisations and homeowners in 1936/7.

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