This National Tree Week, let’s stay #TreelyConnected

Inspired by the wood wide web, we’re staying connected to trees and one another online this National Tree Week!
national tree week

A programme of completely free tree-inspired art and culture events

National Tree Week has celebrated the start of every tree planting season since 1975, planting millions of trees around the UK. However, this year, coronavirus measures will mean many events must be cancelled to keep everyone safe (read our update on tree planting in light of the current English lockdown.)

While we cannot gather to plant and care for trees as we usually do, The Tree Council is still bringing people together to celebrate trees by offering a free online programme of arts and culture events.

Sign up to a free online event today

Events include a very special conversation between bestselling writer duo Tracy Chevalier (Girl With a Pearl Earring) and Jonathan Drori (Around the World in 80 Trees). Other enticements include live, tree-inspired, musical offerings, a panel discussion on art and trees featuring leading practitioners and much, much more.

Sessions are free, but a kind donation would help us and the trees to thrive if you can. Take a look below and join us for one or more of these fantastic sessions.

More events are being confirmed all the time, so check back regularly to see what else we have planned!

Calendar of events

    trees and art

    Trees and Art: a conversation

    We were joined by a fantastic panel of contemporary artists, chaired by Charles Watkins, to discuss the importance of trees in art.



    adrian houston tree portraits

    Tree Portraits: a workshop with photographer Adrian Houston

    Renowned photographer Adrian Houston shares the secrets of tree portraiture, as well as the journey behind own stunning tree photography.

    Date: Friday 4 December 2020

    Time: 18:00 – 19:00, on Zoom

    trees in literature victoria schwab and william boyd

    Trees in Literature: William Boyd & Victoria Schwab in conversation

    Literary superstars William Boyd and Victoria Schwab discuss their work and their connections with trees and the natural world.



    english pastoral

    English Pastoral: an audience with James Rebanks

    The shepherd, writer and environmentalist talks about his latest book, English Pastoral: An Inheritance, and why trees matter to him. Chaired by acclaimed presenter & writer Matthew Stadlen.

    Date: Sunday 6 December 2020
    Time: 19:00-19:45, on Zoom

    on the sofa with tracy chevalier and jonathan drori

    On the sofa with Tracy Chevalier and Jonathan Drori

    From their sofa, bestselling author duo Chevalier and Drori explore the world of trees together, and read a little from their work.

    Date: Saturday 5 December
    Time: 19:00-20:00, on Zoom

    geoff robb the music of trees

    The Music of Trees: a live musical experience with classical guitarist Geoff Robb

    Guitarist Geoff Robb will perform his show ‘The Music of Trees’ live – blending virtuoso guitar music inspired by nature with tree stories and folklore. Watch out for the uplifting lime trees!

    Date: Sunday 6 December 2020
    Time: 14:30-15:30, on Zoom

    Donate and help us lay down roots for a tree-filled future

    Your generosity will plant, care for and protect trees at a local level, through our amazing local volunteers and community grants programmes. It will also help us to speak up for and champion trees nationally, through advocacy, science and research and our network of member organisations.