Tree planting on healthcare sites
NHS Forest trees for 2023-24
This year we are offering tree bundles for NHS sites in England. Each bundle has been designed to provide a variety of benefits, such as attracting wildlife or providing spring colour, and contains trees of different species and sizes. We hope to offer trees to NHS sites outside of England in the future.
Planting trees on healthcare sites creates better places to live and work. Trees provide privacy and seclusion for staff and patients, cool buildings, provide cleaner air, create habitats for native wildlife and store carbon.
Looking for information about larger woodland creation projects? We can offer more bespoke support with orders over 500.
Request your trees for 2023-24 now
We are now taking requests for free trees to be planted from November 2023 to March 2024 for sites in England. We will try to provide trees to all those who would like them on a first come, first served basis, and will confirm orders beforehand. At that point you will need to complete a tree agreement form confirming that the land where trees will be planted is not scheduled for development in the next ten years, and that you take responsibility for planting and ongoing maintenance. Trees will be delivered to your site between November and March.
Our guidance pack has more information on tree planting.
Tree planting and carbon offsetting
We do not offer NHS Forest trees as part of carbon offsetting initiatives – we explain why here.
If you would like to support our work but are not able to plant trees, you can sponsor a tree for the NHS Forest.
Our tree planting in England is funded by the Trees Call to Action Fund and Nature for Climate Fund. Trees Call to Action was developed by Defra in partnership with the Forestry Commission and is being delivered by the Heritage Fund whilst Nature for Climate was developed by Defra with support from the Forestry Commission.