The benefits of trees

Hedgerow in field

Simple hedgerows can be a huge benefit to wildlife (Photo: WTML)

We believe life's better with trees.

Our neighbourhoods feel better places to live and work in when they're green. 

Our farmland and countryside can produce high-quality food and support wildlife when trees play a part in the landscape.

Planting a variety of trees and shrubs can help to improve the resilience of our land. This supports our woods and trees, helping them bounce back from current threats such as climate change, tree pests and disease.

We all breathe easier when there are beautiful woods in which to relax and unwind.

And yet the UK needs more trees. We are one of the least wooded countries in Europe and trees and woods continue to disappear from our landscapes. This is why we plant trees on our land and support people, organisations and partners to help make trees part of their land.

There are many excellent reasons to plant trees, so deciding which benefits matter most will help you choose the right species and planting plan. What would you like to achieve?



Discover more about the benefits

Tree packs for communities

Family planting trees

We have thousands of funded tree packs available to communities and groups on publicly accessible land

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Grants and funding support

Tree braches stretching out over lake reflecting cloudy sky

There are no complicated forms to complete. Our packs and schemes can help you mitigate against tree disease.

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