Greenwood Community Forest Team offer free advice and funding for tree planting projects

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The Greenwood Community Forest Team is offering free advice and funding of up to £300 to help schools, parish councils and community groups with tree planting projects.

Funding is available to support groups who want to plant trees in school grounds or on community green space up to mid March.

Projects could include planting to provide areas of shade, creating or enhancing a wildlife area, screening unsightly areas or healthy living projects such as planting apple trees. 

 To be eligible, a scheme must:

Plant native tree or shrub species (advice is available on suitable choices).

Involve the school and/or local community.

Be situated within Gedling, or Mansfield.

Be located on school grounds or publicly accessible land.

The deadline for applications is 30th January, but funding is limited so parish councils, groups and schools are encouraged to apply early.

For further information and an application form, contact the Greenwood Team on 0115 969 6518 or email