Schools and community groups across South Yorkshire given free trees

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Dozens of schools and community groups across South Yorkshire will be planting trees across the region after receiving free packs.

More than 40 schools and organisations have been sent tree packs as part of the Woodland Trust’s free trees scheme.

South Yorkshire has 
10.7 per cent tree cover compared to the national average of 13 per cent and 44 per cent across Europe.

Some of the groups have chosen to plant their trees to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

John Tucker, the Woodland Trust’s woodland creation director, said: “It is wonderful to see the enthusiasm for the Woodland Trust’s free tree packs.

“It takes just 10 years for trees to grow well above head-height, so communities could be enjoying the rewards sooner than you’d think, as well as creating a lasting, living legacy for future generations.”