This card plants a tree!
If you've received one of our cards then you've sponsored the planting of a tree! To find out more about your particular tree just type in your unique Tree Code.
Read on to discover all about our trees.
When will my tree be planted?
It may have already been planted. The traditional planting season runs from November to March, during the colder months when the saplings are dormant. During the winter we build up a 'stock' of planted trees to see us through to the summer. Trees sponsored during the summer will be planted at the earliest opportunity in the autumn. When you enter your Tree Code into our database you will see the confirmed or projected planting date for your tree, along with the location and species.
What kind of trees are they?
Tree Appeal only plants native broadleaf species, grown in the UK from collected seed. These are species such as oak, beech and hazel, chosen for their beneficial effects on biodiversity and habitat creation. Read more about the types of tree we plant.
Who plants them?
All the trees sponsored through 'This card plants a tree' are sent to UK schools as part of our Trees for Schools programme. We encourage the schools to involve their students with the planting whenever possible as an important hands-on, educational experience.
Where are they planted?
Schools throughout the UK can apply for free trees from Tree Appeal. Since 2005 we've planted more than 450,000 saplings like this. In 2020, 230 schools have received trees, many sponsored by people just like you, including:
- Pangbourne Primary School, Reading RG8 7LB
- Milne's Primary School, Fochabers IV32 7ER
- St Joseph's Primary School, Carryduff BT8 8EX
- Bishopston Primary School, Bishopston SA3 3EN
- Axminster Community Primary Academy, Axminster EX13 5BU
- St Nicholas C of E School, Ripon HG4 5JN
- St Anthony's Primary School, Craigavon BT65 5BL
- Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy, Ilkeston DE7 4HX
Between them these schools have received many hundreds of trees this year, every one sponsored through 'This card plants a tree'.