Plant a tree

Plant a tree in memory or in celebration of a loved one today, and support our aim of planting 20 million trees over the next 10 years.

125 years ago we set out to open up the natural world so everyone could explore vibrant green spaces like parks, woodlands and countryside walks. The coronavirus crisis has made us all realise just how important this need is and that we cannot take nature for granted.

Trees breathe life into our world, and it's vital we plan for the future of woodlands to tackle climate change. Plant a tree in memory of a loved one or as a gift to someone special, and you'll help nature to thrive so that future generations can enjoy spending time with loved ones in the shade of these beautiful giants. You'll receive a certificate to commemorate your gift, too.

How to dedicate a tree

  1. Choose a donation amount from the options below and then continue to the bottom of the page to dedicate a tree.
  2. Once you've donated to plant a tree, you'll receive a confirmation email straight away.
  3. Within three working days, you'll receive a second email with your certificate attached.

If you've any questions, please email us at giving@nationaltrust.org.uk.

How much does it cost to plant a tree?
Cork Oak tree, Quercus suber, in the woodland garden at Killerton, Devon

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.

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 20 million and your dedication today can directly help create a living memorial that benefits nature for everyone, for ever.

Young visitors hugging a tree in the parkland of Wray Castle in Ambleside, Cumbria, beside Lake Windermere

Plant a tree 

Dedicate a tree in memory or in celebration of a loved one and support our aim of planting millions of trees over the next 10 years.

Did you know?

  • You can help us plant 20 million trees over the next 10 years
  • Your tree could remove 1 tonne of carbon from our air over 40 years
  • We look after around 12 million trees across all the places in our care

Why plant a tree

The coronavirus crisis has thrown our need for nature sharply into focus, bringing a stronger need to work together to overcome the climate crisis. Your support will make a difference. Give today and we'll plant a tree as part of our plan to plant 20 million trees over the next 10 years. 

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.

Looking up at a canopy of fir trees at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

Help plant a tree 

Dedicate a tree in memory or in celebration of a loved one and support our aim of planting millions of trees over the next 10 years.