Defra 1 Million Trees Appeal Re-connecting kids with nature In early 2017 we had an amazing time planting trees with school children from Flitwick, Houghton Conquest, Marston Moretaine and Cranfield as part of DEFRA’s 1 million tree scheme. Between the 250 children who came out to Waypost Wood this winter, they managed to plant an incredible 1000 trees. The aim of DEFRA’S 1 Million Tree Scheme is to get the trees in the ground by 2020, engaging children from state primary schools in the planning and planting of new woodlands. There are only 20 schools within the Forest of Marston Vale but we had proportionally the highest take up of all of the UK’s Community Forests. We’ll be carrying on next tree planting season (early 2018) so if you’re a school that’s interested in getting on board with the scheme and getting stuck into planting some trees, you can apply here. For more information or to talk about how your school can get more involved in the Forest of Marston Vale, call Jo on 01234 762608 or send her an email.