Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups @ The Woodland Trust
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Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups @ The Woodland Trust

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Posted 11th Sep
Now taking orders for March 2020.

Please pass on to teachers, governors, students, community groups etc.

'We give away trees to schools and community groups across the UK every March and November (to coincide with tree-planting season).
They are ideal for gardening and nature clubs. They also help to improve your school grounds and encourage more wildlife to your local area.
Discover other benefits of planting trees in your school grounds on the Eco-Schools website.
Schools can apply for packs of 30, 105 or 420 saplings. You can apply each March and November for more trees, until your project is complete.'
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In 2015 I took a seed from my daughter's eaten apple, we planted it in a cleaned yogurt carton, now 4 years later that tree has been planted in my front garden and is nearly 6 foot tall. It will be a nice feeling g to say in 20 years when it is very large and full of apples that I planted that tree from a seed taken from a supermarket apple.....

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Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 12th Sep
SOUTHWALES12/09/2019 17:18

In 2015 I took a seed from my daughter's eaten apple, we planted it in a …In 2015 I took a seed from my daughter's eaten apple, we planted it in a cleaned yogurt carton, now 4 years later that tree has been planted in my front garden and is nearly 6 foot tall. It will be a nice feeling g to say in 20 years when it is very large and full of apples that I planted that tree from a seed taken from a supermarket apple.....[Image]


Just a heads-up, are you aware that when you grow an apple tree from a pip, the fruit produced by that tree is unlikely to be the same variety as the original apple it came from?
This is because most apple trees are not self-pollinating, they need to be pollinated by another variety in order to produce fruit, and the seeds in that fruit, the seed that you grew your tree from, will be a cross between whatever variety your daughters eaten apple was and whatever variety the tree it grew on was pollinated with.
You may be lucky and get really nice fruit but I grew a tree from an eating apple pip as a kid and years later ended up with a lovely looking tree that only ever produced small, hard, sour crab-apples!
Still, your tree should start producing fruit in the next few years so you'll know then... good luck!
Why not everyone else?
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Why not everyone else?
Great deal, but as previous comment says, why not everybody else, just schools etc????
standaman11/09/2019 17:30

Great deal, but as previous comment says, why not everybody else, just …Great deal, but as previous comment says, why not everybody else, just schools etc????


So you don’t sell them on for profit...
8ANNED11/09/2019 17:11

Why not everyone else?


Ask them if you are that bothered?
Just a little reminder, tree's are free to everyone. . .
Brilliant scheme. Will put an application in for my Scout Group.
simonabc11/09/2019 21:54

Ask them if you are that bothered?


'Amazon' should enquire, too.
In 2015 I took a seed from my daughter's eaten apple, we planted it in a cleaned yogurt carton, now 4 years later that tree has been planted in my front garden and is nearly 6 foot tall. It will be a nice feeling g to say in 20 years when it is very large and full of apples that I planted that tree from a seed taken from a supermarket apple.....

38449576-oAO52.jpg
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 12th Sep
8ANNED11/09/2019 17:11

Why not everyone else?


Go to the park collect a few acorns, plant and then wait
SOUTHWALES12/09/2019 17:18

In 2015 I took a seed from my daughter's eaten apple, we planted it in a …In 2015 I took a seed from my daughter's eaten apple, we planted it in a cleaned yogurt carton, now 4 years later that tree has been planted in my front garden and is nearly 6 foot tall. It will be a nice feeling g to say in 20 years when it is very large and full of apples that I planted that tree from a seed taken from a supermarket apple.....[Image]


Just a heads-up, are you aware that when you grow an apple tree from a pip, the fruit produced by that tree is unlikely to be the same variety as the original apple it came from?
This is because most apple trees are not self-pollinating, they need to be pollinated by another variety in order to produce fruit, and the seeds in that fruit, the seed that you grew your tree from, will be a cross between whatever variety your daughters eaten apple was and whatever variety the tree it grew on was pollinated with.
You may be lucky and get really nice fruit but I grew a tree from an eating apple pip as a kid and years later ended up with a lovely looking tree that only ever produced small, hard, sour crab-apples!
Still, your tree should start producing fruit in the next few years so you'll know then... good luck!
Thanks for posting @simonabc we have added this to today's Highlights page
Delbert.Grady12/09/2019 19:24

Just a heads-up, are you aware that when you grow an apple tree from a …Just a heads-up, are you aware that when you grow an apple tree from a pip, the fruit produced by that tree is unlikely to be the same variety as the original apple it came from?This is because most apple trees are not self-pollinating, they need to be pollinated by another variety in order to produce fruit, and the seeds in that fruit, the seed that you grew your tree from, will be a cross between whatever variety your daughters eaten apple was and whatever variety the tree it grew on was pollinated with.You may be lucky and get really nice fruit but I grew a tree from an eating apple pip as a kid and years later ended up with a lovely looking tree that only ever produced small, hard, sour crab-apples!Still, your tree should start producing fruit in the next few years so you'll know then... good luck!


Love this! So geeky
Delbert.Grady12/09/2019 19:24

Just a heads-up, are you aware that when you grow an apple tree from a …Just a heads-up, are you aware that when you grow an apple tree from a pip, the fruit produced by that tree is unlikely to be the same variety as the original apple it came from?This is because most apple trees are not self-pollinating, they need to be pollinated by another variety in order to produce fruit, and the seeds in that fruit, the seed that you grew your tree from, will be a cross between whatever variety your daughters eaten apple was and whatever variety the tree it grew on was pollinated with.You may be lucky and get really nice fruit but I grew a tree from an eating apple pip as a kid and years later ended up with a lovely looking tree that only ever produced small, hard, sour crab-apples!Still, your tree should start producing fruit in the next few years so you'll know then... good luck!


Learnt something new, thanks Alan T
Heat added - I wood (pun intended) also like to point out that my family were the "models" for their advertising campaign... yay go me!
This is amazing! Have some heat OP, hopefully this will be hotter than any electrical product on here🤘
Still waiting on Woodland Trust to send my free seeds from 2017
JayJey13/09/2019 09:07

Still waiting on Woodland Trust to send my free seeds from 2017


Would probably chase that up, although this deal is saplings, not seeds so much better!
s3mon7812/09/2019 10:17

Just a little reminder, tree's are free to everyone. . .


s3mon7812/09/2019 10:17

Just a little reminder, tree's are free to everyone. . .


Someone best tell the garden centres that sell them for cash monies 😳
Too complicated finding land grids etc I wouldnt even know where to start!
Good luck tho to anyone that understands the deal and gets it
Shame my local council seem to be chopping every tree in sight down.
Thanks heat added
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