The Tree for Every Child project, launched in November 2020, aims to plant 55,000 trees – the equivalent of one tree per primary school child – over a two-year period.
Bradford Council has invested £250,000 into the programme and invited schools and community groups to express an interest in taking part. The programme is being supported by Trees for Cities which is funded by The Dulverton Trust, The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund and The Arbor Day Foundation. As well as the players of the Postcode Lottery.
So far approximately 26,000 trees have been planted at schools and community sites, such as recreation grounds. Over 40 schools have signed up to take part in the project and have native trees, fruit trees and/or hedges planted on their sites.
The Council is also working with a range of partners including Forest of Bradford (BEAT), Fruit Works (Bradford and Leeds), Better Place Bradford, Bradford Environmental Education Service, Yorgreen CIC and Town and Parish Councils.
The project also featured on BBC’s Countryfile in November 2020.