Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Planting Britain

Countryfile Plant Britain is an ambitious two year project to plant 750,000 trees across the UK. That is one tree for every UK child starting primary school this year. 

Countryfile is a BBC television programme which reports on rural, agricultural, and environmental issues in the United Kingdom. Their Plant Britain campaign is designed to help fight climate change and to help wildlife and our own well being. As well as planting trees the Plant Britain project is also promoting the planting of fruit, vegetables and flowers.

In order to track the progress of Plant Britain Countryfile has released an interactive map which anyone can use to report where they have planted a tree, fruit, vegetables or plants. So far nearly 100,000 items have been planted across the UK. According to the interactive map residents of the Newcastle Upon Tyne region have been the most prolific planters, having planted between them over 7,000 items, including 6,600 trees and 300 plants.

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