Planting in your community or school

Why not bring people together and plant some trees? We have over 3,000 free tree packs to give away to schools, communities and youth groups for spring 2015. The tree packs have been generously funded by lead partners Sainsbury’s, IKEA FAMILY and Biffa Award, also funded by WHSmith, Wilko and players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Be part of a very special commemoration project

August 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. We would like you to take part in a once-in-a-generation tribute for those who lived and served, by creating a growing legacy that will stand tall for centuries to come.

Over the next four years we're offering more than three million free trees to help communities, schools and youth groups create special, living memorials.

About our tree packs

We have a range of packs available in quantities of 30, 105 or 420 trees.

The trees are young saplings about 20 - 40cm high and tree protection is recommended. Canes and spirals will be supplied with medium and large packs. For small packs, or if you prefer to use stakes and tubes, protection is available to buy from the Woodland Trust shop, but please wait until you've been notified your application has been successful before placing an order.

Free tree pack FAQ (PDF, 2.2MB) - answering your questions about the scheme, including eligibility

Helping you apply (PDF, 0.8MB) - walking you through the application process step by step

Species in the packs (PDF, 0.6MB) - the different variants in the packs we have to offer

Tree pack general leaflet (PDF, 4MB) - something handy to take along to meetings

The closing date for spring applications is scheduled for 7 January 2015, but offers may close earlier if over-subscribed, so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. All applications will be reviewed independently and packs will be delivered to successful applicants in March 2015.

Get a community tree pack - Apply now

Apply for up to 420 free saplings for your community or youth group. You will be notified of the outcome of your application by the end of January.

Get a school tree pack - Fully subscribed

Thank you for your interest. Due to high demand, all of our free spring packs for schools have now been allocated. Look out for future emails about free trees, as we’ll have plenty more available next year for delivery in November 2015.

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Need more information?

For help with general tree pack enquiries or completing the community form, please contact

For any school enquiries, please contact

Further advice and support is also available through our friendly volunteer team of Woodland Creation Champions. If you would like to discuss your planting site or woodland creation plans, then email us with your name, postcode and phone number and we will arrange for someone to contact you.

Green Tree Schools Award

Green school award

Celebrate woods and trees with our Green Tree Schools Award. Earn points for completing activities and collect rewards for your school. It's great fun and completely free.

Take part

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