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Farmers in northern UK to get trees to plant from NFU

Christian Fernsby |
Farmers across Yorkshire and the North-East are being offered the chance to collectively plant 5,000 native trees.

In recognition of the importance of farm trees, the NFU North East region has joined forces with the Woodland Trust to launch The Big Farm Tree Planting. This offers 500 packs of ten trees, together with necessary stakes and guards, completely free of charge to NFU members.

The cell-grown trees will be made available for collection from four locations around the region ready for planting in the spring. All farmers need to do now is register to take part.

Two different packs of native trees are available for upland and lowland situations. The upland pack includes sessile oak, goat willow, rowan, crab apple and downy birch. The lowland pack includes pedunculate oak, hazel, field maple, crab apple and wild cherry.

All the trees are sourced and grown in the UK or Ireland to help in the fight against pests and disease and to make the landscape more resilient to these threats.

Members of the Woodland Trust team will be on hand when the trees are collected and there will be an opportunity to sign up for further expert advice on tree planting and management.

To register, go online to Trees will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis.

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