Where to plant

There are lots of different places in your area where you might want to plant you tree – for example, the grounds of a local school, faith centre or care home. You could also think about whether a local nature reserve or city farm would welcome a new tree. However, you’ll need permission from the person or organisation who owns the land where you are going to plant your tree. If you’re that person, fantastic! If not, you’ll have to get in touch and ask for permission. The Tree Council has a great guide on planning where to plant a tree, which you can access by clicking here.

How to plant

Once you’ve decided which type of tree to plant, you’ll need to get your hands on a sapling, and ideally some tubing to protect it from the elements for the first few months of its life. Consider asking a local garden centre if they are able to donate one. If you’re not able to source one for free, check out the Woodland Trust, which sells saplings of all common trees for £6.95 each.

When it comes to the day of the planting ceremony, keep in mind the tips you’ll find here to give your new tree the best possible start in its new home.