Bringing organisations together to plant, protect and promote trees.

We work with corporates, charities and government to facilitate dialogue and action for trees. Together we influence policy, drive science and research and increase the impact of our collective tree work. As an independent charity and membership body, we are an advocate of trees with government and in public life.

How we work with others:

  • Cross-sector forums on issues affecting trees, like the July 2019 Forum for Trees, which discussed how we can meet calls for 30 million trees to be planted each year
  • Practical science and research collaborations with Defra and Fera Science Ltd
  • Sharing information, research and guidance with local authorities and other bodies tackling the impact of ash dieback disease across England, Wales and Scotland
  • Supporting our inspirational 6,000 volunteer Tree Wardens to plant, protect and stand up for local trees
  • Delivering the national Tree Warden Scheme alongside local authority and independent volunteer co-ordinators
  • Contributing to sector initiatives such as Action Oak and the International Year of Plant Health
  • Partnering with ethical businesses and corporations to support our work and connect them with trees.

Who we work with

We believe that only by working together can we ensure a thriving UK treescape into the future. Read more about some of the partners and coalitions we work with.

Network Rail

The Tree Council acts as a ‘critical friend’ to one of the UK’s largest public landowners as they work towards a railway that is better for nature and for people.

Action Oak

Action Oak is a partnership initiative to protect Britain’s oak trees.

Local Authorities

Local authorities are vital to protecting and planting the precious trees found in our street, towns and parks.