THE MODERN MINT BLOG
Funding has been secured from DEFRA through the Big Tree Plant programme to plant 17,000 trees in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk over a period of two years.
Over 8000 trees were pplanted last season and there are another 9000 to go from this October 2014 to February 2015.
What do you need to do?
Provide a site which will take a minimum of 200 whips at 1m spacing.
Provide a site that is publicly accessible.
Encourage the local community to get involved in the planting and (ideally) the upkeep too.
What will Groundworks Essex (who secured the funding) do?
Help organise the communities involvement.
Provide protection for the trees from rabbits, strimmers etc…
Help design the scheme with their Landscape architect.
Provide additional trees and shrubs that are larger than whips if this is deemed necessary.
Tailor the design to suit your needs and site.
And most importantly…?
Fund up to 75% of the whole cost of the project, or even more than that if there is match funding or donations of time from another source.
How do you find out more?
To find out more about the Big Tree Plant scheme please get in touch with Kim Howell on 01268 752368; firstname.lastname@example.org
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