Every tree counts

The UK needs more trees. They lock up carbon, fight flooding, reduce pollution, nurture wildlife and make landscapes more resilient.

Reducing our carbon emissions will never be enough. It’s vital we grow a UK-wide patchwork of trees and woods and protect the ones we already have.

Because #EveryTreeCounts in the battle against climate change.

Tree tops breaking through a mist covering the landscape

Trees woods and wildlife

How trees fight climate change

Planting more trees is the best climate change solution. Find out how trees lock up carbon and how many we need to reach the UK's carbon net zero target by 2050.   

Read the facts

How we're fighting climate change together

Person planting a tree for the Big Climate Fightback

Credit: Jill Donnachie / WTML

The Big Climate Fightback united the nation

It was one amazing day! Hundreds of thousands of you came together on 30 November 2019 to fight climate change by planting trees. This is what we achieved:

277,000
Pledges made
Hundreds of thousands of you pledged to plant a tree in 2019 the fight against climate change.
700,000
Trees given away
We provided UK sourced and grown trees for planting across the UK.
30,000
Trees planted on our sites
Communities throughout the UK helped us plant trees in our new native woodlands.

And that’s just the start – 2020 will be even bigger and better. Our work to plant trees, protect woods and create havens for wildlife continues every day.

Young trees in a field beneath blue skies

Credit: Laurie Campbell / WTML

Landowners are doubling their efforts

Applications for our MOREwoods subsidised tree packs have doubled. Thanks to our funding, landowners will plant 400 hectares of new woodland this winter.

Girl holding #iwill campaign placard

Credit: Phil Formby / WTML

Young people are planting for the future

Our new Young People’s Forest in Derbyshire is taking root with thousands of youngsters planting to save their planet, thanks to fantastic support including from the #iwill campaign.

Boy planting a tree at Heartwood Forest

Credit: Judith Parry / WTML

Communities are coming together

Our community tree packs have had a bumper year. Neighbourhood groups and schools who applied for free tree packs will plant 716,000 trees across the UK. Each one a climate change warrior.