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Tree planting season in The National Forest

Posted on Tuesday 1st November

Did you know that November officially marks the start of the tree planting season? Here at The National Forest we plant thousands of trees each year between November and March, and over the last 25 years have planted more than eight and a half million!

Visitors to the Forest can see the trees literally growing around them, as our young woodlands help transform the landscape and frame all the activities and attractions within the Forest.


Plant your own tree 


As part of National Tree Week (26 Nov – 4 Dec),  we will welcome hundreds of people from all over the country to plant trees with us through our Plant a Tree scheme. People buy a tree as a gift or to celebrate a happy event such as a birth, anniversary or wedding, or to remember a loved one. Once you have purchased the tree, you will be invited to take part in one of our special tree planting days.

The next available date for tree planting is Saturday 18 March 2017

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Grow a Tree from Seed
Autumn acorn and fallen leaves in at Beacon Hill Country Park © 2020Vision/Ross HoddinottTake a woodland walk and you may still be lucky enough to find acorns on the ground. Gather a few and take them home to plant up as part of the National Forest’s Grow a Tree from Seed scheme. You can follow the instructions on our website – it’s really very easy! We ask you to pledge the young trees to the Forest so we know how many trees to expect in any one year.

Every tree needs its own bit of land in which to grow! Once they are two years old we will invite you to bring your young trees to plant in the Forest.

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