Trees for Schools
Tree Appeal provides trees to schools and colleges throughout the UK. 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 tree planting!
Read about the types of tree available and how to plant them.
On 1st January 2021 new legislation was introduced which currently prevents us from sending trees to Northern Ireland. We are looking for solutions and hoping the situation will be resolved in time for the autumn planting season.
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, Goat Willow, Green Beech, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Hawthorn, Hazel, Spindle Bush. 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:
- Where exactly is it? Do you have an OS map reference?
- Why are trees being planted?
- Is it accessible to the public?
- Is it part of curriculum activities?
- Will it help meet local biodiversity targets?
- Are there any rare or special species locally?
- Is it a Site of Special Scientific Interest or similar?
Finally, we need you to send us some photos of the trees being planted.