Plant a tree for biodiversity

Trees for Schools

Tree Appeal provides trees to schools and colleges throughout the UK and Ireland. They are paid for by our corporate sponsors so there is absolutely no charge to the schools receiving them (but you have to plant them; we don't do that!)

Does your school want to plant trees linked to environmental education? To see if you can provide a good home for some trees, we need to know just a few things about your project. If you qualify then saplings can be delivered to your school free of charge, including canes and protection. Read on to find out what we need from you - then get ready to start planting!

Read about the types of tree available and how to plant them.

Why trees?

We want to encourage schools to make the most of their grounds by planting trees. This helps create woodland habitat, increases biodiversity and, most importantly, provides an excellent learning resource. - planting the trees, watching them grow, seeing how wildlife is encouraged, charting the changing seasons and weather.

Does your school qualify for free Tree Appeal trees?

There are a few simple things we need to check; Firstly, we need to be confident that the location for our trees is 'permanent', Although we realise there are never any guarantees it is important to remember that Tree Appeal's focus is on habitat creation, biodiversity targets and social benefits. So, we need to be sure that our trees will be planted where they have the best chance of reaching their full potential.

The planting season usually runs from November through to March but you can make your application at any time. The cell grown saplings are delivered free including canes and rabbit spirals.

We only provide British native species but that includes some of the most popular such as: English Oak, Silver Birch, Downy Birch, Rowan, Field Maple, Goat Willow, Green Beech, Common Alder, Dogwood, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Guelder Rose, Hawthorn, Hazel, Spindle Bush, Wild Cherry. If there are other species you are interested in, please ask. Read the full list of species available.

Next we need you to describe your project for us in simple terms. It doesn't need to be an essay, just a few lines. Things we like to know are, for example:

Finally, we need you to send us some photos of the trees being planted.

If you would like some Tree Appeal trees to plant at your school please contact or download an application form.