THOUSANDS of free trees are available for schools or community groups across Salisbury to boost nature, reduce pollution, and provide shelter.

The Woodland Trust is urging the community to apply for packs of 30, 105 or 420.  There are different varieties to suit hedging, copse, wildlife, or wild harvest.

Salisbury Journal: Free trees availableFree trees available (Image: Woodland Trust)

Senior project lead in woodland creation at The Woodland Trust, Steve Shill, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for any schools and communities to do something really positive for the New Year.

“Tree planting is a great way to involve lots of people and get out planting can boost mental and physical health during these dark winter months.”

The Woodland Trust scheme delivers hundreds of thousands of free trees twice a year for planting in spring and autumn and millions of trees have been planted across the country over the last few years.

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Tree packs are generously funded by lead partners Sainsbury's, Lloyds Bank, OVO Energy, Bank of Scotland and Sofology.

Steve Shill added: “Trees are essential in our fight against climate change and research shows that more trees have a direct, positive effect on people’s health. The UK needs millions more trees to reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target.”

The closing date is Monday, January 8.

To apply, go to