National Tree Week

First launched in 1975, National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season. This year, it’s running from 23rd November to 1st December.

tree roots

 

People will be planting trees around the country and laying down roots for a more tree-filled future.

 

 

 

Trees continue to add value to our lives every day, in many different ways. They provide us with oxygen, store carbon, improve air quality, conserve water, preserve soil and are great for animals, birds and insects who need them for food and a home to live in.

 

Oak tree

A single mature tree absorbs 22kg of CO2 from the atmosphere every year and are a key solution to climate change. They also make our communities more beautiful and improve our well-being.

But trees need our help now. We need to champion them, by planting many more trees and caring for the ones we already have, to ensure a green, tree-filled future.

 

garden spades

 

National Tree Week is an opportunity for everyone to plant a tree. If you haven’t got space in your own garden to plant a tree, why not join one of the organised events in your local area in support of trees.

There’s no excuse, so why not dig out your sturdy boots and grab a spade!