One single oak tree can support up to 500 different species of wildlife
The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading non-profit woodland conservation charity. They promote woodland conservation and believe that the remaining 2% of ancient woodland - that has been around since the ice age - should be preserved for future generations to come. They lobby and campaign to give protective rights to the last endangered natural landscapes.
Woodland Trust members also believe that every child in the UK should have the opportunity to plant a tree. Engaging in nature activities such as tree planting at an early age can assist in creating more environmentally conscious adults in the future. When a child plants a tree they instantly develop a connection to the land knowing that they have made a positive difference to the environment in which they live in. Planting a tree is a rewarding and educational experience for anyone and everyone to engage in.
The Woodland Trust offers free tree packs to school and communities to promote tree planting to create greener spaces. Their new campaign 'Street Trees' is also aimed to get more trees planted in urban environments, to help create cleaner air in cities.
Tree planting is an environmental activity that every child in the UK can have the opportunity to take part in. It's a hands on activity that they will remember and a positive way to learn about nature.
A school tree planting project can be an inspiring activity to help to teach children the importance and value of the natural world around them. Although many of us today are living in urban environments, it's important to engage and connect to the natural world. Spending more time in na