Plant a tree

Trees in winter at Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex

Plant a tree this Christmas and you'll be helping to support our aim of planting and establishing 20 million trees by 2030.

Over 125 years ago we set out to open up the natural world so everyone could explore vibrant green spaces like parks, woodlands and the countryside. Trees breathe life into our world, and it's vital we plan for the future of woodlands so we can tackle climate change, together.

You can plant a tree for yourself, as a gift to someone special or in memory of a loved one. Whichever you choose, you'll help nature to thrive so that future generations can enjoy spending time in the shade of these beautiful giants. Donate £5 or more and you'll also receive a digital certificate by email, which you can keep for yourself or send to someone else.

How to plant a tree

  1. Choose an amount from the options below and make your donation.
  2. Once you've donated to our plant a tree fund, you'll receive a confirmation email straight away.
  3. Within five working days, you'll receive a second email with your certificate attached.

Please note, whilst we'll do our best to personalise and email your certificate in time for Christmas, dedications made after 17 December cannot be guaranteed.

Currently we can only accept online donations from private individuals. If you’re interested in supporting tree planting as a business, please check our FAQs for more information.

How much does it cost to plant a tree?

Our suggested minimum donation amount is £5 as this is what it costs us to plant one new sapling. No matter what the size of your gift, your donation to our plant a tree fund will help create beautiful green spaces for people and wildlife to thrive.

Plant a tree digital certificate example

Dedicate a tree

Why not dedicate your tree to someone special? It could be a unique Christmas gift, a way to make someone’s birthday that bit more special, or a lasting way to remember a loved one. All you need to do is select the dedication option when making your donation, and you’ll be able to celebrate the people in your life while also giving back to nature.

At the moment, you won't be able to 'tag' a specific tree, or choose a location for a tree to be planted. However, we have an ambition to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030, and your donation today can directly help create a living memorial that benefits nature for everyone, for ever.

 A small team of gardeners looking after the newly planted trees at Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Plant a tree 

Make a donation today, and you’ll be helping us to plant and establish millions of trees by 2030. Together, we can create more green spaces and tackle climate change.

Our tree planting work so far...

  • We've planted 76,000 saplings so far thanks to your donations
  • They were a mix of 14 species of tree including oak, beech and crab apple
  • One tree could remove 1 tonne of CO2 from our air over its lifetime
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Tree planting at Conygree Farm

Our ambition to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030 is progressing at pace thanks to your support. We've already planted thousands of young saplings across the UK, and we've also identified sites for a further 1.5 million trees to be planted during the next two years. Watch this video to find out how you've supported tree planting at Conygree Farm on the Sherborne Park Estate in Gloucestershire.

Why plant a tree

We need to work together to overcome the climate crisis, and it's only with your support that we can make a difference. Give today and we'll plant a tree as part of our plan to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030.

When you plant a tree, this contributes to reducing emissions, as these hardy plants work hard to lock up carbon. These new trees will also open up new habitats for wildlife such as the red squirrel, the hazel dormouse, the greater spotted woodpecker and other birds like the song thrush and the red kite.

You'll help these historical, beautiful and natural places to thrive for ever, and many more people like you will be able to create new memories with their friends and family in leafy green spaces.

Winter Birch trees

Help plant a tree 

Make a donation today, and you’ll be helping us to plant millions of trees by 2030.