Tree planting scheme launched by UK government

| 02/12/2010

(BBC): A £4.2million scheme to plant one million trees over the next four years has been unveiled by the UK government. It will see trees planted in urban areas of England that need them most, in the first government tree-planting campaign since the 1970s. It aims to reverse declines in the rates in the number of trees being planted in towns and cities. It will be led by Defra, alongside the Forestry Commission and organisations such as the Woodland Trust.Trees for Cities and the Tree Council will also be involved in the Big Tree Plant scheme.

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