But how exactly do you turn eggs into trees?

Well, chickens’ jungle roots mean they are happier and healthier when allowed to roam under the shelter of trees; and healthier hens lay better eggs.

With this in mind, Sainsbury’s launched woodland eggs back in 2004, with 1p donated to the Woodland Trust for every 12 sold. Things have gone pretty well since:

5 billion+
woodland eggs sold
3.6 million+
trees planted
David Brass with woodland chickens

Credit: WTML

Woodland eggs aren't the only way Sainsbury's supports our work:

Woodland chicken and turkey were launched with combined sales of over 45 million to date. Donations are also received from Sainsbury's Best of British apples, Taste the Difference honey and bags for life.

Children tree planting with the Woodland Trust and Sainsbury's

Credit: Michael Cooper/WTML

From the classroom to the countryside:

More than 25,000 Woodland Trust Free Tree packs have been funded through Sainsbury's Active Kids programme. Meanwhile, more than one million trees have been planted by Sainsbury's farmers, with the Woodland Trust providing support and advice.

Poppies grow at Langley Vale Centenary Wood

Credit: Ben Lee/WTML

Planting projects:

Sainsbury's was the lead partner on both our First World War Centenary Woods  and Jubilee Woods projects, donating over £4.75 million and £1.5 million respectively. In 2018, it supported the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy project, planting more than 50,000 trees across the UK.

Sainsbury's staff plant trees to celebrate 150th anniversary.

Credit: WTML/Richard Faulks

A special celebration:

In 2019, we celebrated Sainsbury’s 150th birthday and 15 years of partnership by planting a tree for every Sainsbury’s colleague and creating 150 woods across the UK.

We’re really proud to have reached such a huge milestone [three million trees] in our partnership with the Woodland Trust. As the charity’s largest corporate partner, we’re committed to raising awareness of the importance of the UK’s woods and trees, and contributing to their conservation.

Mike Coupe
Chief executive Sainsbury's Group

Contact us

Call us on 0330 333 5306 or email partners@woodlandtrust.org.uk to learn more about partnering with the Woodland Trust.

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