26th November - 4th December 2016
First mounted in 1975, National Tree Week is the UK's largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting season.
National Tree Week is a great chance for communities to do something positive for their local treescape. Each year, The Tree Council's member organisations such as voluntary bodies and local authorities, up to 200 schools and community groups, our 8,000 Tree Wardens and many others, support the initiative by setting up fun, worthwhile and accessible events, inspiring upward of a quarter of a million people to get their hands dirty and together plant around a million trees.
Do you want to be part of this great collective achievement?
All events can be found on our Near You map. To find out about the kind of activities which took place in your area last year, for inspiration, you can look at past events. If you're interested in organising your own event, read further to get some useful tips on how to organise successful tree planting activities and don't forget to list your event on our website, so that other people can come and join you!
Each year we produce a downloadable poster that event organisers can download to advertise their own National Tree Week events. Use it on its own, or insert it into your own local poster that includes the time and place or a contact number, and put it up on local notice boards. Use it as many times as you like - it's free!
National Tree Week culminates with Tree Dressing Day on 3rd December. This year, free resource packs designed by Common Ground are available containing everything you need to hold a 're-leaf a winter tree' activity at the same time as gathering people's thoughts on why trees matter to help inform the Tree Charter. To order you pack, email the Tree Charter with your name, address and details of your planned event.
Please have a look at our press releases below, both for 2016 and from the original event in 1975.
- National Tree Week press release 2016
- Poster 2016
From our archives:
- For Every Child a Tree - National Tree Week 1982
- National Tree Week press release 1975