A Tree for Every Child - planting for schools

Schools are being invited to get involved in Bradford Council’s Tree for Every Child project and get trees for their grounds or for families to take home. We pledged last autumn to plant a tree for every primary school child in the district – 55,000 trees – over the next two years.

When we opened up the offer for schools to get involved, over 40 of them expressed an interest. If you did not get in touch with us then, the offer is still open and you can choose from the following options:

  1. School Trees: a bundle of native trees/hedgerows (with support and instructions) to increase the number of trees in school grounds.
  2. Tree for Every Child Woods: a chance for schools or classes to come along and help to plant two new dedicated woods with public access.
  3. School Orchard: start an orchard in your school, we will provide trees and training to fill the fruit bowl! There is a limited availability for orchards so these can only be offered on a first come, first served basis.
  4. Take Away Trees: we will provide a limited number of smaller trees suitable to take home and plant in the garden.

To find out more and register an interest in any of the above please email mel@treesforcities.org

We are working with Trees for Cities, Forest of Bradford (BEAT), Fruit Works, Town Councils and our communities to set up tree planting sessions for schools and community groups. 

Trees play a vital role in absorbing carbon – they remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store the carbon in wood.  In woodlands the carbon builds up and is locked away in the soil.

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Published: 05/05/2021
Audience: all
Contact: Rebecca Smith

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