Learn more and #PlantForOurFuture! 

National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, with schools, community groups, volunteer Tree Wardens and others getting involved to plant thousands of trees across the UK. 

Planting more trees and hedgerows will make a big difference as we work together to tackle the climate and nature crises, but it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s where our free online sessions come in, organised for National Tree Week 2021 – learn more about tree planting, explore the wonders of mistletoe or take a journey to the stunning Scottish Highlands.

Trees and hedges: how to plant them for healthy, happy growth?

Join our resident tree expert Jon Stokes and hedge lover Louise Bowe to learn more about tree and hedgerow planting. We discuss why it’s so important to plant the right tree in the right place, show you what heeling in and notch planting actually look like and answer any questions you may have. The session was held online and is now available to watch on YouTube.

An evening of flute, forest and film in the Scottish Highlands

Watch an uplifting evening in the stunning Scottish Highlands where landscape and creativity collide. Hear from award-winning folk musician Hamish Napier whose music captures the emotion of his Speyside home and is rooted in trees and nature. He was joined by the photographer, naturalist and guide David Russell who shared highlights from his stunning portfolio of images and films from the Caledonian Forest. 

Mysterious mistletoe: friend or foe?  

Dr Chris Thorogood and Dr Roberto Salguero-Gomez from The University of Oxford join Tree Council CEO Sara Lom to explore the mysteries of mistletoe. Learn more about the biology of parasitism and ‘vegetable vampires’ and hear about the cultural significance of mistletoe. We discuss whether mistletoe in the UK is a friend or a foe and the panellists answer questions from our audience. 

Find events near you!

Around the country, volunteer Tree Wardens and other champions of local trees will be holding tree planting events throughout the winter planting season. Use our calendar’s map tab to find out what is happening in your local area.

Disclaimer: please be aware that due to Covid-19, events are subject to changes and cancellations. The Tree Council is also not responsible for the running of third party events, individuals must take responsibility to ensure that the events they attend adhere to local, regional and national safety guidelines. Read our guide for planning Covid-aware tree planting events.

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