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

Please note: due to the coronavirus pandemic, our offices are now closed. We are still taking applications for our funding schemes, but it’s taking a little longer than usual to respond. Please allow six weeks for us to get back to you. For the latest information on our current services, please visit our services update page.

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

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 live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and would like a contractor to plant the trees for you, we can arrange this and cover up to 60% of all costs for woodland creation of over 1ha. Find out more in our MOREwoods FAQs

MOREwoods is funded by Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland as part of a broader commitment to plant one million trees a year over the next decade.

Rows of saplings in a field

Think big with MOREwoods

Our MOREwoods scheme is ideal for anyone planting on a large scale. You may be eligible for financial support.

Apply now

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. Apply now.

Not sure if your land falls into the Northern Forest? Check our Northern Forest map

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 from October 2020 onwards. 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. Find out more in our MOREhedges FAQs.

Create new hedgerows with MOREhedges

Our MOREhedges scheme offers advice, trees for your project, and potential for financial support.

Apply now

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 Sainsbury’s and 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.

Subsidised tree packs

From 30-420 trees, packs in our online tree shop start at just £41.15.

Protecting trees and woods

The Big Climate Fightback

Help us fight for the future of the planet by donating to support tree planting.

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