The School Tree Nurseries Programme enrolled more than 100 schools in the UK this year. We now have 300 Schools with active tree nurseries. The effect of this work is becoming clearer to see; the Woodland Trust claims 90 native trees constitutes a “woodland” habitat and this year we supplied over 21,000 trees to schools creating as many as 230 new woodlands. In terms of ecological restoration this translates into wildlife habitats, green corridors, protection from flooding, degraded areas restored, tonnes of Co2 absorbed (1 tonne per tree* according to the carbon trust), and new green spaces for the community to enjoy. Since the programme has started, we have now engaged over 40,000 children in this work. Lets have an even better 2012!
Andreas Kornevall – Director of Operations