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Unqiue act of First World War commemoration for the borough

Sutton families, schools and organisations have a chance to come together to plant trees and also commemorate the start of the First World War.

“Why not bring people together and plant some trees? We have over 3,000 free tree packs to give away to schools, communities and youth groups for spring 2015. The tree packs have been generously funded by lead partners Sainsbury’s, IKEA FAMILY and Biffa Award, also funded by WHSmith, Wilko and players of People’s Postcode Lottery,” said a spokesman for the Woodland Trust.

“Be part of a very special commemoration project. August 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. We would like you to take part in a once-in-a-generation tribute for those who lived and served, by creating a growing legacy that will stand tall for centuries to come.
“Over the next four years we’re offering more than three million free trees to help communities, schools and youth groups create special, living memorials.
“We have a range of packs available in quantities of 30, 105 or 420 trees.

The trees are young saplings about 20 – 40cm high and tree protection is recommended. Canes and spirals will be supplied with medium and large packs. For small packs, or if you prefer to use stakes and tubes, protection is available to buy from our online shop, but please wait until you’ve been notified your application has been successful before placing an order.

The closing date for spring applications is scheduled for 7 January 2015, but offers may close earlier if over-subscribed, so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. All applications will be reviewed independently and packs will be delivered to successful applicants in March 2015.

Get a community tree pack –
Apply for up to 420 free saplings for your community or youth group. You will be notified of the outcome of your application by the end of January.

Get a school tree pack –
Order up to 60 free saplings for your school. You will receive an immediate response by email. Pre-schools, colleges and universities are welcome to apply too.
Need more information?
For help with general tree pack enquiries or completing the community form, please contact

For any school enquiries, please contact

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