Want to plant 500+ trees on at least half a hectare? Apply for saplings, advice and funding with our MOREwoods scheme.

Credit: Adam Burton / WTML
Credit: Adam Burton / WTML

Trees should be in every landowner’s toolbox. They boost productivity, resilience and the health of the environment, with no need for trade-off in food production. If you’re looking to plant trees on your land, our MOREwoods scheme can provide the trees, funding and expert advice you need to achieve your goals.

How the scheme works

Where 500+ trees are planted on at least half a hectare, we will visit your site, help 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. 

You can choose to create a shelterbelt, fill a field corner or even plant a small woodland.

Example costs

Costs payable by you depend on project size, species choice and tree protection which can all be discussed and agreed with your advisor. On average, self-planted projects cost the landowner 40-80p per tree plus VAT, or £1-£1.80 per tree plus VAT where planted by a Trust-arranged contractor. A 1ha site at the recommended 1,000-1,600 trees per hectare would therefore cost the landowner around £900-2,000.


MOREwoods is designed to create new habitat for wildlife across the UK. Eligible projects must plant:

  • at least 0.5 hectares of new woodland and
  • 1000-1600 trees per hectare.

The area can be made up of multiple smaller blocks of at least 0.1ha each. There is no maximum size limit, although larger projects may be advised of other grant schemes available.

MOREwoods cannot fund trees for restocking in established woodland, or planting on areas of recently felled woodland.

Why are trees good for farmers?

Growing the right trees in the right place for the right reasons can bring huge benefits to your land, such as:

  • creating habitats for wildlife
  • improving livestock health and welfare
  • flood alleviation
  • providing new income streams.

See the evidence

Discover how landowners are planting trees to improve their business.


landowners supported to plant with MOREwoods since 2010

4 million

trees delivered


hectares of land planted

Think big with MOREwoods

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

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MOREwoods is funded by Lloyds Bank to support sustainable farming.

MOREwoods for crofts

If you are a crofter or smallholder in the Crofting Counties of Scotland, contact us to see how we can help. Email and tell us about your tree planting plans for next winter. Remember to include your phone number and address.

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