ANYBODY who would like to plant more trees in their part of Exmoor s being urged to take advantage of a scheme which can offer help with funding.

Exmoor National Park Authority is advising the Tree Council grant programme has a ‘Branching Out’ fund which can provide funding toward the cost of planting new trees in public areas.

A spokesperson for the authority said: “Whether you are a community group, school, or small registered charity, the key requirements of the fund emphasise a strong community involvement and that children and/or young people up to the age of 21 are involved in the project.

“Planning, planting, and aftercare of projects with specific and special emphasis on wildlife and biodiversity are also particularly favoured.”

Applications for funding of up to £2,500 have to be submitted by Sunday, December 3, which is the end of National Tree Week, and trees must be planted by the end of February, 2024.

The national park authority is backing the scheme and said it could offer help with finding planting sites, the choice of suitable species, and general advice. 

Anybody with a tree planting idea which might be eligible for the scheme should email [email protected].

They will then be contacted by a woodland conservation officer.