Free trees for schools & communities

We’ve got thousands of free tree packs to give away!

We want to make sure that everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree.

So we’re giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities.

Choose your pack from the list below and fill out our application form. If you’re successful, we’ll send your pack out in either November or March, when the trees are dormant and perfect for planting. If you've got any questions please read our FAQs.

Before you start you’ll need to:

  • know the grid reference of the land you wish to plant
  • have permission from the legal landowner

Tree packs

Hedge pack

Hedge

Welcome the wildlife. Mammals, insects and birds all love the shrubs in this hedge pack. Plant these trees to make a natural screen or use them to connect existing woodland, helping hedgehogs and dormice stay on the move. You will get six of each species for eight metres of full, easy to manage hedging.

Trees: 30 Species: dogrose, hawthorn, hazel, crab apple, dogwood Size of land: tennis court

 

Copse pack

Copse

Create a piece of paradise with this copse pack. Plant a mini forest school classroom or a peaceful spot that’s an oasis for birds. You will get 10 of each species for a small, tranquil copse.

Trees: 30 Species: silver birch, rowan, wild cherry Size of land: tennis court

 

Wild harvest

Wild harvest

Get fruity with our wild harvest pack. In a few years you’ll be steeping sloe gin, setting crab apple jelly and sinking elderflower wine. Or try something a bit different with dog rose syrup and roasted hazelnut coffee.

Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, dog rose, elder, wild cherry Size of land: 4x tennis court (105), football pitch (420)

 

year round colour

Year round colour

Stay on trend with this season’s colours. Enjoy beautiful blossom from April to May and bright berries from July to November. Watch the leaves change from vivid greens through golden hues into gorgeous russet tones.

Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hawthorn, dogwood, wild cherry, silver birch, rowan, hazel Size of land: 4x tennis court 105), football pitch (420)

 

Working wood

Working wood

Get your hands dirty. Plant our working wood pack and in 7-10 years you could be coppicing to fuel log burners. Channel your creativity and learn to carve or weave willow.

Trees: 105 or 420 Species: rowan, silver birch, wild cherry, common oak, field maple, grey willow Size of land: 4x tennis court (105), football pitch (420)

 

Wild wood

Wild wood

Soak it up and cool off. These hardy native species can tolerate exposed sites and help dry up areas where water collects easily. Trees absorb water and their roots break up soil to help water penetrate the ground more deeply and slow surface water run-off.

Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hazel, crab apple, downy birch, hawthorn, holly, goat willow Size of land: 4x tennis court (105), football pitch (420)

 

Wildlife

Wildlife

Just one oak tree supports a thousand other species so imagine how much difference you’ll make planting all these trees! Establish food sources for woodland wildlife and create a living legacy for future generations with our wildlife pack.

Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hawthorn, rowan, blackthorn, silver birch, hazel, common oak Size of land: 4 x tennis court (105), football pitch (420)

 

Thanks to generous funding from our lead partners.

  • Sainsbury’s
  • IKEA FAMILY
  • players of People’s Postcode Lottery
  • Yorkshire Tea

Additional funding from DEFRA means we can also give away a further 100,000 trees a year until 2020 to eligible schools. Remember, the first pack you order as a school will earn you two points on the Green Tree Schools Award!

Tree packs are available to buy

If you want your trees straight away or aren’t eligible for the scheme you can buy one of our packs instead.

Buy tree packs

School resources

If you’re a school, check out our school tree pack resources. And don’t forget to sign up to the Green Tree Schools Award to earn your first two points!

See our resources for schools

Enquire about our planting schemes

Enquiry form

Got a question about our free tree packs or one of our larger scale planting schemes?

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