Welcome to the fascinating world of British native trees and wildflowersSupported by Friends of Priors Hill Copse and The Tree Council

Welcome to Growing Native

Native trees are under increasing threat to from pests and diseases newly imported on plant material. The value of trees cultivated from locally sourced seed to minimise risk can no longer be over-stated. The Tree Council welcomes the refresh of this website, which we hope will encourage many more people to set up a local tree nursery and grow a future for our landscape" - Jon Stokes, Directer of Programs for The Tree Council.

Growing Native started in 1989, when my journey into the world of trees and conservation began with me volunteering in The Tree Council’s national Tree Warden Scheme, which resulted in me becoming a Tree Warden. Little did I know what a life changing learning journey it was going to be. Read more about Growing Native's history.
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Trees

  Here you can find all the trees native to the UK whether they flourish on wet ground, lime rich or chalk soils. Furthermore you can find details on the leaves, fruits, seasonal behavior and much more. Click on any…

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Flowers

Here you can find all the flowers native, and some non-native, to the UK. When collecting your materials for propagation be aware of the following: 1: Never remove plants or bulbs from the wild. 2: When seed collecting ensure you…

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FOPHC

Friends of Priors Hill Copse The Management Plan for 2011 to 2031 (PDF) Botanical Survey of Priors Hill Copse 2014 (PDF) The aim of the group is to reverse the decline of the copse and ensure its survival for future…

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The Tree Council

The Tree Council is the UK’s lead charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment. It was founded as the national tree planting campaign that would follow up the success of Plant A Tree In ’73, encourage action for…

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Books

We love books! But there are so many out there, it’s often tough to choose the right one for what you’re looking for. This page will have our latest recommends just for you ranging from biographies, gardening titles and new…

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Calendar

Keep up-to-date with all the upcoming events to make sure you don’t miss out. These events are organised by the Friends of Priors Hill Copse, Tree Council and Tree Wardens.  

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Gallery

View all our latest goings on in this regularly updated gallery.

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Wild Hedges

Wild Hedges For Urban Edges Communities go wild for new urban food growing initiative The Tree Council is helping to reconnect town and city dwellers to the natural environment while introducing them to the joys of urban food forestry through…

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