NHS Forest News- Issue #8

Welcome to the eighth edition of the NHS Forest newsletter for an update on news, events and resources to help you with planting the NHS Forest: growing forests for health. To find out more visit www.nhsforest.org

Leicestershire Partnership Trust has planted 1200 trees on their NHS Forest site


In February Leicestershire Partnership Trust planted 1200 trees at their Glenfield Hospital site involving NHS staff to take part in the planting in conjunction with staff and Learning Disability Groups from Hill Holt Wood over the four day planting period in February. The trees are also forming part of a green corridor to other greenspace surrounding the site. 


NHS Forest Sites plant 2 trees at 2pm on 28.03.12


NHS Forest sites are planting 2 trees at 2pm on the 28th March 2012 for NHS Sustainability Day of Action. Many of these trees will have been sourced from the Fones 4 Forest campaign run by our delivery partners Oxtreegen, where for every phone recycled a tree is planting in the NHS Forest. Do contact the NHS Forest team if you would like to be a part of this initative.


Thank you Mum! 

Looking for a sustainable long lasting gift this Mother's Day? Sponsor a tree in the NHS Forest for just £10 and give a present which will carry on growing for 50-100 years providing shade in the summer, fresh air and attract birds and other wildlife. The recepient will receive this paper certificate.www.nhsforest.org/sponsor


Upcoming events:

-Climate Week 2012 is from the 13th-20th March, do share any of the events planned at your trust. Oxtreegen are running a Fones for Forest campaign, every phone donated results in a tree planting in the NHS Forest. Contact us if you would like to get involved.  http://www.climateweek.com/run-an-event/register-an-event/-NHS Sustainability Day of Action, 28th March, do get involved and plant some trees on the day or sponsor a tree for every environmental pledge made. Pledge your support by emailing: Sustainabilityday2012@uclh.nhs.uk

-The Community Funds is providing grants for tree planting in November and December this year, let us know if you would like further details. 

-If you are holding any tree-planting events or launching a new NHS Forest site then contact us


Forest News - how many trees have you planted so far?

The current tree count is 9603, but there are even more trees in the ground that still need to be registered, so please update your tree counter to help us reach our target of 1.3 million trees. Do share any seasonal activites you may be up to at your NHS Forest.