Community Trees Fund deadline reminder

Community groups and schools can apply for £100-£700 from the Tree Council to plant apple and pear trees, through the Orchard Windfalls Fund.

The trees must be planted on publicly accessible land (usually owned by a local authority, school or charity).

The actual planting must take place during National Tree Week (29th November – 7th December 2014) and must involve children and young people aged under 16.

Eligible costs include the cost of the trees and any reasonable cost of necessary supports and aids: stakes, ties, guards, fertiliser, mulch and soil amelioration (where conditions make this appropriate).

Application deadline is 31st March 2014.

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