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help create a new woodland in The National Forest

NEWS RELEASE
20 February 2009

WHAT CAN ONLY YOU GIVE YOUR MUM ON MOTHER’S DAY?

What would she really love to have?
How about spending time with you?

How about a gift that is really great for the environment (Mums worry more than most about the state of the planet) and the chance to do something fun and muddy with you?

Buy her a gift of Plantatree in The National Forest and not only will she receive a personalised certificate with your own Mother’s Day message to her, but the National Forest Company will invite you both to attend a special tree planting day when she can plant her tiny tree and help create a new woodland in The National Forest.

She will be able to return whenever she chooses, to walk through the young trees, see the woodland blossom and enjoy the birdsong.

On the planting day she will get a choice of sapling to plant, generally an oak, ash or birch. The National Forest Company provides the trees and the spades – you just have to take your wellies, and be prepared to get your hands dirty.

The National Forest spans 200 square miles of the Midlands and is a forest in the making – a new, wooded landscape for the nation. Over 7 million trees have been planted already, thanks to the support of landowners, local communities, businesses and thousands of individuals.

Supporting The National Forest through the Plantatree scheme costs £25. You can find out more about Plantatree or buy online at www.nationalforest.org or call 01283 551211.

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Media contact: Carol Rowntree Jones, Media Relations Officer, National Forest Company, on 01283 551211. For background information on The National Forest see www.nationalforest.org
Digital images are available: contact media@nationalforest.org


NOTES TO EDITORS:

1. The National Forest area covers 200 square miles of the counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Its objective is to increase woodland cover within its boundaries from an initial six per cent to about a third. No multi-purpose forest on this scale has been created in the UK for one thousand years. To date the proportion of woodland cover in the Forest has already nearly trebled to almost 18 per cent and over 7 million trees have been planted.

2. Year by year, The National Forest has been steadily turning what was once one of the least wooded areas of England into a multi-purpose, sustainable forest. The National Forest provides environmental, social and economic benefits, including landscape enhancement, creation of new wildlife habitats and major new access and leisure opportunities. It is an excellent example of sustainable development – with environmental improvement providing a stimulus both to economic regeneration and to community pride and activity.

3. To achieve these objectives, the National Forest Company leads the creation of The National Forest, working in partnership with landowners, local authorities, private business, voluntary organisations and local communities and has strong support from Government, politicians and the public. The Company, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2005, receives grant in aid from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.



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