The North of England is home to 13 million people. However, this beautiful part of the country has just 7.6% of woodland cover, which is significantly lower than the England average. 

We're working with The Mersey Forest, City of Trees, White Rose Forest, HEYwoods and the Community Forest Trust to create a new Northern Forest. This will increase woodland cover while bringing endless benefits and opportunities to the people of the North. 

The Northern Forest is already in progress, but once complete it will: 

  • help tackle climate change and encourage nature-rich landscapes
  • reduce the risk of flooding
  • create thousands of new jobs
  • cool and clean air in towns and cities
  • improve health and wellbeing 
50 million
trees will be planted around the cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Hull
£2.5 billion
worth of social, economic and environmental benefits will be generated from the project

Be a part of the Northern Forest

We can't create a new Northern Forest without you. This is your chance to help us grow the Northern Forest, make a difference and create something special for the people in and around northern England. 

There are several ways you can get involved:

Grow the Northern Forest

Are you a landowner interested in helping us grow the Northern Forest? You can apply for subsidised trees or a grant for planting.

Invest in the Northern Forest 

While we have generous funding from the government to allow us to proceed with the Northern Forest, a project of this scale requires continuous funding to ensure we meet our target of 50 million trees planted over the next 25 years. Why not invest in the Northern Forest and become one of our partners?

Email to find out how.

Volunteer for the Northern Forest

With 50 million trees to plant, we need all hands on deck in order to create the Northern Forest. We're working with Community Forests on regular public tree planting events and we'd love you to be involved.

Find out how volunteer with us.

Make a donation

If you can't commit to any of the above, why not make a donation? Every penny counts towards creating the Northern Forest.

We are currently asking supporters to donate to us using JustGiving, an online fundraising platform that raises money on behalf of the Woodland Trust.

Whatever you choose to give, donating through JustGiving is secure, quick and cost effective, so more money goes directly towards achieving our vision for woods and trees.

Find out more about the Northern Forest and our funding schemes: