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Jubilee Trees for Norfolk - 40,000 cut price trees up for grabs in Norfolk

Norfolk County Council, 15 June 2022 00:00

More than 40,000 trees are available at a discount for everyone across Norfolk, thanks to the launch of a new scheme in the county.

The Jubilee Trees for Norfolk are supporting the Queen's Green Canopy - a scheme to coincide with the celebrations to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee - where people from across the UK are invited to 'plant a tree for the Jubilee'.

Half-price tree packs will be available at seven tree collection points including Norwich (County Hall and Broadland Country Park), Acle, Long Stratton, Watton, Fakenham and King's Lynn). Applications are open from 30 May 2022 and the packs will be ready for collection in the planting season between December 2022-February 2023.

The Jubilee Trees for Norfolk scheme is being funded to a total of £50,000 Norfolk County Council and the Government through the Trees Outside Woodland project.

Cllr Eric Vardy, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: "Getting involved with Jubilee Trees for Norfolk and supporting the Queen's Green Canopy initiative is a wonderful way to celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee and to improve the environment in both rural and urban areas. In the long term, this will not only help create new habitats for wildlife in Norfolk but also provide a fantastic opportunity for residents and community groups to do something positive for their county.

"It is also a key part of the Norfolk County Council's response to tackling the challenges of climate change and will help towards our net zero carbon goals as part of our Environmental Policy."

Jubilee Trees for Norfolk is part of the 1 Million Trees for Norfolk project, an ambitious initiative to work in partnership with communities, landowners, other agencies, businesses and individuals across the county to enable one million trees to be planted over five years.

In the 2021/22 planting season, the 1 Million Trees team enabled nearly 45,000 trees to be planted through a range of innovative projects. Now the team is launching new initiatives to get even more trees planted in the 2022/23 planting season.

Apply for Jubilee Trees for Norfolk

Guidance pages are available for applicants on the Norfolk County Council website, which give more information and help make sure the right trees are planted in the right places.

Tree packs come in a range of bundle sizes and types including hedgerow, wildlife, small trees and taller trees. All saplings, which are between 40-60cm tall, are healthy and free of disease and sourced from carefully selected suppliers. There is a smaller discount on the heritage orchard packs, which are hand selected to pollinate and contain maturer trees.

About the 1 Million Trees for Norfolk project

1 Million Trees for Norfolk is an exciting and important initiative agreed at Cabinet in November 2019 as part of Norfolk County Council's Environmental Policy. The Environmental Policy's targets are wide-ranging, from committing to achieving 'net zero' carbon emissions on our estates by 2030, to creating a Pollinator Action Plan to help protect and recover our nature. The 1 Million Trees for Norfolk initiative is one very important part of the Policy and aims to significantly increase Norfolk's tree cover.

The project is an ambitious initiative to work in partnership with communities, landowners, other agencies, businesses and individuals across the county to enable the one million trees to be planted over five years.

About Trees Outside Woodland

The Trees Outside Woodland programme is developing innovative and sustainable new ways to increase tree cover to address both climate and ecological emergencies. The £2.5M, three-year programme is funded by HM Government and delivered in partnership by The Tree Council, Natural England, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs with five local councils.

About the Queen's Green Canopy

The Queen's Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in 2022. It invites people from across the United Kingdom to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee" to create a legacy in honour of The Queen's leadership.

Once trees have been planted during the planting season they can be recorded on The Queen's Green Canopy map any time from 1 October.

Last modified: 25 June 2024 15:46

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