Council boosts local tree planting in Broadland

Broadland District Council are offering grants of up to £1,000 to help residents and businesess plant more trees. 

Funding is available to communities, local businesses, farmers and individuals, looking to plant trees or hedgerows, through two different grants.

Broadland District Council’s Cabinet Member for Environmental Excellence, Cllr Jan Davis, said: “Trees and hedgerows support our wildlife and reduce carbon dioxide, they can also support people’s wellbeing and enhance the appearance of the district. We are keen to encourage our residents to plant as many trees as possible and welcome applications from across Broadland.”

The Council’s Community Tree Planting Grants are available to community groups, town and parish councils and charities. The grant can be used to fund the cost of trees, planting, fencing, tree guards and aftercare, with projects that plant a large proportion of saplings preferred.

The Council’s Landowner Tree Planting Grants are available to local businesses, farmers and individuals, provide funding for trees and guards. The minimum project size is 25m of hedgerow or 125 trees.

Applications are welcome at any time, but trees need to be planted by the end of March to have the best chance of survival.

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