Plant a tree

Hadrian’s Wall at Sycamore Gap, Northumberland

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

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.

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 plant a tree, you'll receive a confirmation email straight away.
  3. Within five working days, you'll receive a second email with your certificate attached. 
How much does it cost to plant a tree?
Visitors exploring through the woodland

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 wedding 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 20 million trees by 2030, and your donation today can directly help create a living memorial that benefits nature for everyone, for ever.

A ranger planting trees at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Plant a tree 

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

Our work so far

  • We're planting 14,500 saplings this winter thanks to your donations
  • These are a mix of 14 species of tree including oak, beech and crab apple
  • Your tree could remove 1 tonne of carbon from our air over 40 years

How you're helping us make a difference

Our ambition to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030 is progressing at pace thanks to your support. After you helped us raise almost £500,000 through Plant a tree, we've been able to plant thousands of young saplings across the UK. We've also identified sites for a further 1.5 million trees to be planted during the next two years. Watch the video to find out how you've supported tree planting at Conygree Farm on the Sherborne Park Estate in Gloucestershire.

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 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.

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

Help plant a tree 

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