ENVIRONMENTAL volunteers from Kidderminster will be playing their part in planting a million trees in the next four years.

The Big Tree Plant is a national government campaign to encourage people and communities to plant more trees in England's towns, cities and neighbourhoods.

With the help of environmental charity BTCV, community group the Friends of St Georges Park will be able to do their bit.

The Big Tree Plant campaign brings together national organisations, such as BTCV, and local groups and aims to support the Big Society by getting more people involved in planting and caring for trees and establishing local community tree projects throughout England.

BTCV is the UK’s largest environmental volunteering charity and supports more than 2000 community groups – many of which applied for free trees as part of The Big Tree Plant campaign.

BTCV is to distribute the trees and advise communities on planting and maintenance.

Sasha Newman, BTCV’s Operations Director for the West, said: “A properly managed hedgerow can provide a great habitat and food supply for birds, mammals and insects and we are delighted to support community groups in Worcestershire.

“Their planting scheme has an enormous benefit to the environment. It will help lock carbon up thereby reducing climate change and it will provide new habitats for birds and wildlife.”

For more information about BTCV Community or how to plant trees and protect green spaces visit btcv.org