Where 500+ trees are planted as woodland on at least half a hectare, we can 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. 

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.


MOREwoods funding 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.

Think big with MOREwoods

Our MOREwoods schemes are 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. Email plant@woodlandtrust.org.uk and tell us a bit about your planting plans to apply to plant from October 2022 onwards. Remember to include your phone number and address.