Green fingered students to plant the seeds

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MORE than 5,000 trees will be planted in Buckinghamshire by schoolchildren across Milton Keynes.

This spring will see pupils and community groups across the UK plant over 500,000 free trees, as part of the Woodland Trust’s ‘More Trees, More Good’ campaign.

As a result an area covering over 1,000 acres of trees will be planted in the country.

‘More Trees, More Good’ aims to enable the planting of 20 million native trees every year for the next 50 years.

This year packs have been distributed to tie in with Climate Week, an annual event designed to highlight ways of combating climate change.

Victoria Hodson, project development manager at the Woodland Trust, said: “We have been overwhelmed by people’s enthusiasm for planting these trees.

“Schools and communities are transforming spaces within their neighbourhoods, growing their own fruits and food, creating shade and shelter, and providing vital new homes for wildlife.

“The UK is the least wooded country in Europe, with only about a quarter of the European average, so we are delighted that so many people want to help reverse this trend.”