Free trees are good for bees

15th April 2013

Everyone knows that some bees make honey, but did you know that they are also important pollinators? Without bees, around a third of the food we eat would not be available.

Can you imagine a world without cups of tea, crunchy apples and blackberry jam? No more carrots, parsnips, mustard or onion gravy with your Sunday roast? No more garlic bread with your pizza, or even... chocolate?

Bees are in decline so the Woodland Trust is offering community groups, youth groups and schools the chance to apply for packs of free trees for delivery in November 2013. Whether groups are interested in helping wildlife; creating a faith, or inter-faith, green space; a community garden or allotment; or just want to enhance their local area - any community groups are very welcome to apply for the Woodland Trust's free trees.
With 4000 to give away, the tree packs come in three sizes – 30 saplings, 105 saplings and 420 saplings in various themes (wildlife, wild harvest, year-round colour, future firewood and wetland).

The Woodland Trust will be taking applications until September. However, the tree packs will be allocated on a first come first serve basis so to avoid disappointment apply now.

You can find out more about the free tree offer by downloading the information below or visiting

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