Thousands of trees will be planted across England following funds given as part of National Tree Week.
The initiative, funded by the Nature for Climate Fund and announced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Forestry Commission, will see successful applicants £12 million allocated across four different funds.
The fund will support natural regeneration and urban green projects across England.
The Local Authority Treescapes Fund will plant 260,000 trees outside woodlands in 139 local authorities and the Urban Tree Challenge Fund will plant a further 25,000 trees in urban areas of England.
Trees are at the heart of our ambitious environmental program as we work to deliver on promises made on Cop26 and triple tree planting rates by the end of this Parliament.
A third fund, the Management Forestry Innovation Fund in the Woods, will finance 17 projects to help woodlands recover from the effects of pests and diseases.
The Tree Production Innovation Fund will provide over £1 million to 16 projects to diversify England’s trees.
Forestry Minister Lord Zack Goldsmith said trees are at the heart of the UK’s “ambitious” environmental plans.
“This targeted package of funding will help us create greenery and revitalize natural spaces across the country for the benefit of all,” he said.
“Trees are at the heart of our ambitious environmental program as we work to deliver on promises made on Cop26 and triple tree planting rates by the end of this Parliament.
“At a local level, trees and forests are the lifeblood of communities, essential to supporting well-being, reducing pollution and improving people’s quality of life.”