More than 9,000 NHS Forest trees will be going into the ground this planting season, which begins this week. Over 40 healthcare sites across England and Wales will receive trees from us this year. They will be planting hedgerows and memorial trees, as well as restoring and creating woodlands, between now and the end of March. 

The start of the tree planting season is marked by National Tree Week, which runs this year from 26 November until 4 December. This initiative, which is run each year by the Tree Council, celebrates the incredible contribution that trees make to wellbeing, climate and ecosystems. The Tree Council is also hosting two free online Tree Talks as part of the week’s themed events. 

The planting plans

This work is being supported by the government’s Trees Call to Action Fund, which will see us planting 21,000 trees in England over the next three years. This initiative aims to expand and connect our trees and woodlands as part of the green economy, and to connect people with these green spaces for their health and wellbeing.

Support our work

Would you like to get involved? You can sponsor a tree for the NHS Forest. If you’d like to sponsor a tree as a Christmas gift, you can download a greetings card to send to the recipient.

Read more about tree planting on healthcare sites, and download our Tree Planting Guidance Pack.

This project is funded by the Trees Call to Action Fund. The fund was developed by Defra in partnership with the Forestry Commission and is being delivered by the Heritage Fund.

Banner photo: Tree planting event at Fairfields with Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Photo: Alexis Percival / YAS. All rights reserved.

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