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- BY Nicole Pelette
Applications are now open for the International Tree Foundation’s UK Community Tree Planting Programme to support grassroots community engagement in tree planting.
The programme has supported 50 small-scale projects over the last 20 years, from community orchards to native woodland planting. ITF is now seeking to continue and expand this work with a new round of UK tree-planting projects in 2020, focused on community-led initiatives in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties.
The Foundation is looking for small-scale community-led projects that follow one of more of the following themes:
International Tree Foundation award grants of up to £1000 to local community projects.
Why plant in the UK?
ITF’s UK Community Tree Planting Programme (UKCTPP) represents an excellent way of contributing to the much-needed reforestation of the UK. At just 13%, the UK currently has one of the lowest levels of tree cover in Europe (compared to an average of 35% in the EU). This programme aims to unlock many of the potential benefits brought about by tree planting. ITF strongly believes in local communities knowing what project is appropriate for their local area and their landscape. By encouraging communities to design their own projects, they hope to encourage individuals and communities to connect with their local environment, while empowering them to research, experiment and engage with their local landscape and flora.