Trees for Learning

Working with state Primary Schools across Greater Manchester, planting 60,000 trees in school grounds, or in a local green space, as well as delivering outdoor education sessions linking to the national curriculum

This project is part of the DEFRA backed project to plant 1million trees with primary schools across the UK by 2020. Over the next four years Community Forest Trust organisations including The Mersey Forest, City of Trees and White Rose Forest will be planting 164,000 trees across the UK, aiming to engage with 1,000 schools.

In Greater Manchester City of Trees will be leading on planting 60,000 trees with around 350 Greater Manchester primary schools connecting children to the trees, woods and wildlife on their doorstep.

With the help of 250 children and 50 staff at St Charles RC Primary School in Swinton, the initiative was launched on 7 November 2017 with the help of Springwatch Unsprung presenter Lindsey Chapman.

As part of the programme, Community Forest Trust organisations will promote the opportunity to not only plant but learn about trees as part of the national curriculum and outdoor learning. Alongside design advice, the organisations will support with planting and ensure that plans are in place for long-term management of the trees and woods.

If you are interested in this for school or child get in touch – email