Cash grows on trees

SCHOOLS and community groups can apply for cash to brighten up their area with the planting of trees.

The Greenwood Community Tree Planting Grant Scheme offers up to £250 to cover the cost of buying trees, shelters, tree stakes and ties. It has been available for 10 years and in that time more than 100 schools and community groups have received grants to plant thousands of trees.

Application forms for the 2011/12 planting season are now available and the deadline is 16th December.

For more information contact 0115 977 2188 or email