Be a Tree Angel this Christmas with the Daily Mail!
We’re partnering with the Daily Mail to help plant as many as a million new trees across the UK this National Tree Week and over Christmas.
Support the Be A Tree Angel Campaign
The campaign will give readers the opportunity to claim a free tree to plant in their garden, or to donate to support local tree planting projects around the country, particularly in our towns and cities where they are needed most. This includes establishing 1,000 new orchards in 1,000 schools and support local tree planting projects, particularly in our towns and cities where they are needed most. The Tree Council is proud to be bringing together organisations in this campaign to get more people than ever planting and caring for trees during National Tree Week and beyond.
23 November – 1 December
Be a #TreeChampion this #NationalTreeWeek
National Tree Week is the UK's largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season.
This National Tree Week, people are planting trees around the country. They are laying down roots for a more tree-filled future, led by the National Tree Champion Sir William Worsley, to tackle climate change and protect our precious wildlife habitats.
Trees do so much for us every day. They give us oxygen, store carbon, improve air quality, conserve water, preserve soil, support wildlife and are a key solution to climate change. They also make our communities more beautiful and improve our wellbeing.
But trees need our help now. We need to champion them, by planting many more trees and caring for the ones we already have, to ensure a green, tree-filled future.
National Tree Week is an opportunity for everyone to plant a tree and help ensure a tree-filled future. So dig out your sturdy boots, grab a spade and become a Tree Champion today!
Ready to be a Tree Champion? Here’s how:
Planting trees is easy with a little guidance. Read our simple guide to find out how you can organise your own tree planting event. The most important things to bear in mind are to get permission from the landowner, buy UK-grown trees from a trusted nursery, and share videos and photos of your event @TheTreeCouncil and #NationalTreeWeek.
Don’t forget to share your event plans on our Near You map so others can see what you have planned.
Spread the word
Use our social media banner on all your chosen channels and share our National Tree Week content [downloadable icons of banners, photos, poster, logo]. Read our social media toolkit for more ideas and guidance.
Download our social media resources
Attend a local event
Tree planting events are being organised by our volunteers and partners around the country, and new events are being confirmed all the time. Check our Near You map to find the event nearest to you.
More about National Tree Week
National Tree Week is the UK’s largest tree celebration, inspiring communities across the UK to plant thousands of trees every year since 1975. Marking the start of the tree planting season, the campaign has its roots in the response to Dutch Elm Disease crisis of the 1960s, which wiped out more than 20 million of our most significant landscape trees. People came together to “Plant A Tree in ‘73”, and every year since, organisations, professionals, schools and our amazing network of volunteer Tree Wardens have planted trees around the country to lay down roots for a tree-filled future.
Our trees need champions
Existing tree planting targets will not help us plant the millions more trees needed to help reduce UK carbon emissions and tackle climate change. We need to plant around 30,000 hectares of trees every year for the next thirty years throughout the UK – which is approximately the size of the Isle of Wight (38,000 ha) in trees every year.
To make the challenge harder, our trees are threatened by many diseases. For example, ash dieback will wipe out millions of ash trees over the coming decade.
To meet these challenges, we all need to get involved. This National Tree Week become a Tree Champion and help us ensure a tree-filled future.