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Help Solihull reach its ambition of Net Zero by 2041


Hedgerows are amazing, not only are they beautiful, with their ever-changing seasonal colours, but they also provide homes and corridors for wildlife. Like trees, hedgerows lock up tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide and store it in their roots and leaves and in the soil. In urban areas, they help capture air pollution and lower temperatures.


Planting our Future offer support to schools looking to grow hedgerows around their boundary. We will work with your school to: -


  • Carry out a site assessment and develop a planting plan.

  • Source and select saplings specifically for hedges which will usually be a mix of Hawthorn, Hornbeam, Hazel, Field Maple, Wild Cherry and Birch depending on ground conditions.

  • Organise hedgerow planting days.

  • Provide guidance on the aftercare of your hedgerow.


All schools across the borough are welcome to apply, we just ask that: -


  • You have enough space to plant and grow a minimum of 500 saplings, this will allow us to create a double hedgerow, approx. 85 - 100 metres in length.

  • You have permission from the landowner.


If you are interested in tree planting for the 2024/25 planting season, then we would love to hear from you, so get in touch

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