The Big Tree Plant

The Big Tree Plant is an England-wide campaign launched by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to encourage people and communities to plant more trees in urban and residential areas. The 5 year campaign will encourage local community groups to plant and care for trees in their neighbourhood, particularly in areas that are currently deprived of greenery. There are ways for individuals to get involved, through volunteering at local tree planting events if they exist and if not, to set up new events.

To add your group to the list of tree projects across England e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your contact details and a short description of your group.

The Big Tree Plant is now closed to new applicants.

For the application form and guidance notes for The Big Tree Plant funding scheme go to

To contact The Big Tree Plant funding scheme administrator, please call the freephone number 0800 856 7984.

Further information on how to get involved in the campaign is available at: