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Free seeds and trees for your school
Free seeds and trees for your school

Free seeds and trees for your school

Please register for either a hedge or a copse pack.

You can also apply for a Seeds To Trees Kit.

THESE PACKS WILL BE DELIVERED TO SCHOOLS IN MARCH 2009

Copse Pack Hedgerow Pack Seeds To Trees Kit
The Copse Pack contains 30 native trees which are suitable for planting as a small wooded area or 'copse'. Your pack will be made up of: 10 of each - Birch, Rowan, Cherry.

The spacing of the trees will depend on your individual requirements and the area you have allocated for the trees. However as a guide they can be planted from 2m apart (for a very dense wooded area) up to 5m apart or more. The wider the spacing the more room there will be between the trees for the children to explore and it will mean less thinning of the trees in future years. These are all medium size trees and will generally need more space than the hedgerow pack. The hedgerow pack containing 30 plants of the following species:

6 of each - Hawthorn, Hazel, Holly, Dog rose, Dogwood.

The trees can be planted as a traditional hedgerow and provide an excellent habitat for wildlife.

If planted as a single row they should ideally be spaced 30cm apart, if they are going to be a thick double row hedge then they should be planted 50cm apart and each parallel row 40 - 45cm from the other. Therefore you will need an area where you can plant the hedge that is approximately 8m long.
The kit contains all the materials required to sow and germinate a tray of Silver birch trees. Within the kits are Silver birch seed, peat free compost, a modular tray enough for 32 Silver birch trees to grow, and full sowing and growing instructions.

We have chosen Silver birch seed as its reasonably easy to germinate and is not a large tree when mature, therefore its more suitable for planting in a variety of locations including urban sites such as school grounds or community gardens.
Silver birch is also tolerant of different ground conditions.

4 Comments

Original Poster

All gone! (That was quick) I managed to order some for our school. will keep an eye on this

Our entire stocks of Spring delivery tree and seed packs have now been ordered, following a huge response from schools and youth groups across the UK.

We are looking to secure funding for more free tree packs for delivery to schools and youth groups during November 2009.

Please come back to this page from 10th February if you would like to be considered for a pack and we will tell you if funding becomes available

In the meantime

Nature detectives, our website for schools and groups featuring hundreds of downloadable resources, online activities and activity ideas.

Original Poster

put you name down for next November

naturedetectives.org.uk/sch…es/

Free trees
Packs of 30 starter saplings
for schools and youth groups

can somone please unexpire this one. thanks

Banned

nice!

SORRYYYYYY i accidentally expired this one oooo im sorry will someone pleas unxpire this pleaseeeeeee
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