Free trees for schools and communities
Applications for tree packs for schools and community groups have re-opened!
We look forward to receiving your application but if you can’t wait until then, you can buy packs in our shop all year round.
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)
Thanks to generous funding from our lead partners.
- IKEA FAMILY
- players of People’s Postcode Lottery
- Yorkshire Tea
Additional funding from DEFRA means we can also give away a further 100,000 trees a year until 2020 to eligible schools. Remember, the first pack you order as a school will earn you two points on the Green Tree Schools Award!
Sarah Shaw – Volunteer Journey Officer