Our work

We work to to see healthy, thriving and diverse treescapes across the UK. Through sector-leading science and research to pioneering planting and education projects, our work is helping to coordinate the sector and ensure a greener future for all.
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Science and research

We conduct practical science and research to influence national policy and inspire local action. Our work is helping local authorities and government agencies deal with devastating dseases such as ash dieback and dutch elm disesae, whilst offering guidance to create and implement local tree strategies.

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Planting and care

We provide grants to UK schools and community groups every year to plant thousands of trees, hedges and orchards. We also work closely with partenrs and volunteers to support local planting projects and provide a range of guidance and resources to help ensure healthy, happy treescapes.

Hedgerows

Our Close the Gap programme is achieveing bigger, healthier and better-connected hedgerows through planting intitiatives, knowledge sharing, better hedgerow management, improving supplies of future hedgerow trees through local seed nurseries and by engaging the public. We also coordinate Hedgelink, a partenrship organisation that brings everyone interested in hedgerows together.

Schools

Our National Schools Programme is bringing nature and the power of trees to classrooms across the UK. Thousands of schools have already planted their own fruiting orchard through our Orchards for Schools programme, whilst hundreds more have embarked on their own school nature project through our Young Tree Champions Programme.