NEARLY three quarters of a million trees have been winging their way across the UK as part of the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback.

Free tree-planting packs have been issued to around 4,000 organisations in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland through the scheme.

John Tucker, director of woodland outreach at the Woodland Trust, said: “Tree planting has never been higher on the social and political agenda. From schoolchildren to MPs, people are waking up to the message that trees are a big part of the solution to tackling climate change.

“The government has committed to act on the Committee on Climate Change recommendations and legislate for net zero emissions by 2050. To do this we need to plant 50 million trees each year. The Woodland Trust is pleased to be sending out this huge number of trees to schools and community groups that are eager to get planting and be part of the Big Climate Fightback.”

The Trust has two deliveries each year – one in March and the other in November – to coincide with tree-planting season over the winter months. Applications for the next delivery in March 2020 are now being accepted, via the online application form, at