Ready, steady, grow!

Muddy boots. Big smiles. A child never forgets the thrill of planting their first tree. That’s why we offer free trees to schools, so every child in the UK has the chance to plant their own.

Tree planting is an incredible way for youngsters to connect with nature while helping the planet. It links to many areas of the curriculum and it’s a fun, hands-on project for gardening and eco clubs. Planting trees also improves your school grounds, whether you’re creating a wildlife area or planting a hedge.

We provide lots of support so schools get the most out of the experience. Get help planning your project, handy tips for planting day, and learn how to care for your trees as they grow.

When you apply for your school's first tree pack you'll also receive two points on the Green Tree Schools Award.

Muddy good fun

We’ve helped schools plant five million trees across the UK.

Free tree packs for schools

  • Choose from 30, 105 or 420 saplings
  • Packs are delivered in tree-planting season – either March or November
  • You can apply each season until your project is complete
  • All trees are carefully-selected native species, homegrown in the UK

The benefits of planting trees in schools

When you plant trees you make a difference to your whole school and the wider community:

  • Green spaces improve physical and mental health.
  • Trees and hedges provide homes and food for wildlife.
  • Trees clean the air we breathe.
  • Trees absorb CO2 – one of the main causes of climate change.
  • Your trees will become a legacy that future pupils will enjoy.
  • Tree planting is terrific fun!
99%
of teachers recommend planting a Woodland Trust tree pack
This is based on feedback from 128 schools that responded to our survey about planting one of our tree packs.
Get two points on the Green Tree Schools Award

When you apply for your first tree pack you will automatically receive two points on our Green Tree Schools Award.

Smiling girl holding saplings

Apply for free trees

Our tree packs come in different themes and sizes, so your pupils can plant a hedge, help wildlife, or even grow their own fruit.

Choose your tree pack

It's the best fun I've ever had!

James, aged 8

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