The Woodland Trust
Of interest to Organisations dealing with Trees, Nature, Schools, Local Communities,
The Woodland Trust wants to make sure that everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree. So they are giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities.
• Schools across the UK, plus nurseries, colleges, universities and outdoor learning centres
• All kinds of different groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides and many more.
If you’re applying as a school your trees should be planted on either the school grounds, land the school has arranged regular access to or in an area that is publically accessible.
If you’re applying for a tree pack as a community group, the land needs to be accessible to the public. You should also make sure your local community are aware of your plans to plant and are happy for you to go ahead.
Choose your pack from the list below and fill out their application form. If you’re successful, they will send your pack out in November, when the trees are dormant and perfect for planting.
Before you start you’ll need to:
• Know the grid reference of the land you wish to plant
• Have permission from the legal landowner
Welcome the wildlife. Mammals, insects and birds all love the shrubs in this hedge pack. Plant these trees to make a natural screen or use them to connect existing woodland, helping hedgehogs and dormice stay on the move. You will get six of each species for eight metres of full, easy to manage hedging.
Trees: 30 Species: dogrose, hawthorn, hazel, crab apple, dogwood Size of land: tennis court
Create a piece of paradise with this copse pack. Plant a mini forest school classroom or a peaceful spot that’s an oasis for birds. You will get 10 of each species for a small, tranquil copse.
Trees: 30 Species: silver birch, rowan, wild cherry Size of land: tennis court
Get fruity with our wild harvest pack. In a few years you’ll be steeping sloe gin, setting crab apple jelly and sinking elderflower wine. Or try something a bit different with dog rose syrup and roasted hazelnut coffee.
Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, dog rose, elder, rowan Size of land: 4x tennis court (105), football pitch (420)
Year round colour
Stay on trend with this season’s colours. Enjoy beautiful blossom from April to May and bright berries from July to November. Watch the leaves change from vivid greens through golden hues into gorgeous russet tones.
Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hawthorn, dogwood, wild cherry, silver birch, rowan, hazel Size of land: 4x tennis court 105), football pitch (420)
Get your hands dirty. Plant our working wood pack and in 7-10 years you could be coppicing to fuel log burners. Channel your creativity and learn to carve or weave willow.
Trees: 105 or 420 Species: rowan, silver birch, wild cherry, common oak, field maple, grey willow Size of land: 4x tennis court (105), football pitch (420)
Soak it up and cool off. These hardy native species can tolerate exposed sites and help dry up areas where water collects easily. Trees absorb water and their roots break up soil to help water penetrate the ground more deeply and slow surface water run-off.
Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hazel, crab apple, downy birch, hawthorn, holly, goat willow Size of land: 4x tennis court (105), football pitch (420)
Just one oak tree supports a thousand other species so imagine how much difference you’ll make planting all these trees! Establish food sources for woodland wildlife and create a living legacy for future generations with our wildlife pack.
Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hawthorn, rowan, blackthorn, silver birch, hazel, common oak Size of land: 4 x tennis court (105), football pitch (420)