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Why plant trees on a large scale?


Planting a single tree has benefits for people, wildlife and the environment. Those benefits vastly increase when planting a whole woodland.

If you manage a farm or private land, integrating trees can bring huge benefits – and there’s no need to take large areas out of production. They can help increase biodiversity, provide shelter, prevent soil erosion, reduce flooding and much more.

For schools, communities and neighbourhoods, trees make our surroundings happier, healthier places to be.

Get started

Planting season is November to March, but it’s never too early to start planning! Apply now to plant trees in the 2020/2021 planting season.

Contact us for advice on everything from species selection and financial support to protection and maintenance.

Funding and schemes available

If you’re a farmer, landowner, business or local authority, our schemes include:

  • Subsidised tree packs: from 30-420 trees, packs in our online tree shop start at just £41.15.
  • Trees for your farm: plant 500+ trees to improve productivity and the environment on your farm. Funding of up to 100% of costs is available for agroforestry schemes benefiting the business of productive farms, including a site visit and tree planting assessment. Delivered through PUR project funding for suitable and approved sites. To apply, fill in our enquiries form and include details of your farm business, what type of planting you plan to undertake and the impact you hope the trees will have on your farm.  
  • MOREwoods: where 500+ trees are planted as woodland on at least half a hectare, we’ll help you design your woodland, create a bespoke species mix, supply the agreed trees and tree protection, and cover up to 75% of costs. If you would like a contractor to plant the trees for you we can arrange this and cover up to 60% of all costs. Thanks to generous funding from our partner Sainsbury’s. 
  • MOREwoods in the Northern Forest: thanks to funding from Defra, we have additional funding available if you are planting 500+ trees in the Northern Forest. We can subsidise up to 85% of costs if you plant the trees yourself, or 70% if you would like us to arrange a contractor to plant them. Not sure if your land falls into the Northern Forest? Find out more about the Northern Forest. 
  • MOREwoods for crofts: contact us to see how we can help if you are a crofter or smallholder in the Crofting Counties of Scotland. Complete our enquiries form to apply to plant Jan-Mar 2020. Remember to include your phone number and address. 
  • MOREhedges: we can subsidise up to 75% of the cost if you plant more than 100 metres of new hedging allowing a large tree to grow every six metres. Includes advice and guidance on planting.

Think big with MOREwoods and MOREhedges

Our MOREwoods and MOREhedges schemes are ideal for anyone planting on a large scale. You may be eligible for financial support.

Apply now
Partnerships manager Pete Leeson in Cumbrian landscape


Woodland creation in Cumbria


We have a vision to create new woodland where it's needed most. Pete Leeson is our man on the ground in the uplands of Cumbria, working with landowners to plant trees to benefit farms, local people and wildlife.

Watch our film about the difference we're making