Newly planted need care in order to thrive.

Without a little simple care, many newly planted trees will die in the tender early years after planting. Doing a little tree care is a great way to stay connected with the tree or trees you have planted, and ensuring it thrives for the years and even decades to come. Everyone can do something to help young trees survive in those critical first 5 years. Download our useful tree care tips below.

Helping young trees to survive.

Our Tree Care Campaign runs from March to September and highlights the need for better care for all trees, in order to ensure their survival and increase the number reaching maturity. It was launched in 1999 to urge anyone who has planted trees in the past 5 years to revisit them and carry out a few simple tree care tasks, such as clearing weeds, mulching and checking ties. These actions can save young trees from dying and allow them to develop into mature trees that enhance our urban and rural landscape, provide shade and local climate change, and support biodiversity.

Useful resources

Download these simple resources to learn how to get involved.

Getting involved…

Around the country, volunteer Tree Wardens and other champions of local trees will be holding events to highlight the need for better care for all trees to celebrate the Tree Care Campaign. Check back nearer the time using our calendar’s map tab to find out what is happening in your local area.
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