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Free trees for schools and communities

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.

We have two delivery periods per year, one in March and the other in November. We are currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in NOVEMBER 2019. Please note that responses to applications may take a few weeks due to current high demand.

Choose your pack(s) from the list below and fill out our application form. If you can’t wait until then, or your application is unsuccessful, you can buy packs in our shop all year round.

Before you start you’ll need to:

  • Know the six digit grid reference for the land you wish to plant using the grid reference finder
  • Have permission from the legal landowner
  • Read through our short list of FAQs. They are packed full of important and useful information which will help your application.
Frequently asked questions

Tree packs

Hedge pack

Hedge

Make a natural screen or connect existing woodland to help wildlife stay on the move. You will get a variety of each species for 8 metres of full, easy to manage hedging. For a longer length our Wild Harvest, Year Round Colour, Wildlife, and Wild Wood packs also make great hedgerows and are available with 105 or 420 saplings.

Trees: 30 Species: dogrose, hawthorn, hazel, crab apple, dogwood Size of land: 6-8 metres of double-row hedging 

Copse pack

Copse

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

Grow an array of fruits and nuts to produce your own jams, jellies, wines and more.

Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, dog rose, elder, rowan Size of land: 105 saplings = 4x tennis courts or 20-25 metres double-row hedge; 420 saplings = 1x football pitch or 85-100 metres double-row hedge

year round colour

Year round colour

Enjoy beautiful blossoms, bright berries and stunning autumn displays.

Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hawthorn, dogwood, wild cherry, silver birch, rowan, hazel Size of land: 105 saplings = 4x tennis courts or 20-25 metres double-row hedge; 420 saplings = 1x football pitch or 85-100 metres double-row hedge

Working wood

Working wood

Fuel a log burner in 7-10 years, or 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: 105 saplings = 4x tennis courts; 420 saplings = football pitch 

Wild wood

Wild wood

These hardy native species can tolerate exposed sites and help dry up wet areas.

Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hazel, crab apple, downy birch, hawthorn, holly, goat willow Size of land: 105 saplings = 4x tennis courts or 20-25 metres double-row hedge; 420 saplings = 1x football pitch or 85-100 metres double-row hedge

Wildlife

Wildlife

Establish food and shelter for wildlife and create a living legacy for future generations.

Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hawthorn, rowan, blackthorn, silver birch, hazel, common oak Size of land: 105 saplings = 4x tennis courts or 20-25 metres double-row hedge; 420 saplings = 1x football pitch or 85-100 metres double-row hedge

Urban trees

Urban trees

Easy to manage, this pack is designed for residential areas with limited communal space. If no shared space is available, applications to split between neighbouring front gardens to green up your street are considered. Tree packs for private use can be found in our shop.

Trees: 15 – a mix of three native species chosen to thrive in urban environments Species: crab apple, rowan, hazel Protection: spirals and canes

Please note, species may vary from advertised.

Tree tools for schools

Tree tools for schools

Our fantastic online resource has everything you need to plan, plant and care for your tree pack. All activities are linked to the KS1 and KS2 curriculum.

They include a planning tool, planting advice and interactive quizzes, useful for community groups as well as schools.

Launch tree tools for schools

Thanks to generous funding from our lead partners:

  • Sainsbury’s
  • 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.