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 trees and run National Tree Week.

We are still working in partnership with communities, organisations and government to make trees matter to everyone.

Our work has expanded and we are responsible for the annual Community Action Programme that includes Seed Gathering SeasonNational Tree Week and Walk in the Woods month, supporting the groups organising local events.

We also co-ordinate and manage our national volunteer Tree Warden Scheme, fundraise and distribute grants for planting trees, woodland wildflowers and bluebells, and hedges and work with our partners on an agenda for change that includes theTree Care Campaign, the Green Monuments Campaign and the Hedge Tree Campaign.

We are a registered charity and rely on donations and sponsorship income. We also have a Friends scheme for individual supporters. If you can help us to continue our work, please do get in touch.


Tree Wardens

The Tree Warden Scheme is a national initiative to enable people to play an active role in conserving and enhancing their local trees and woods. The scheme was founded and is co-ordinated by The Tree Council.

Tree Wardens are volunteers, appointed by parish councils or other community organisations, who gather information about their local trees, get involved in local tree matters and encourage local practical projects related to the trees and woods.

To find out if there is a network in your area go to the Near You map. If there is a network in your area just contact the co-ordinator, whose details are on the network listing.

The Tree Council is keen to hear from you if there is no local network in your area and you would like to get one started or you may like to get in touch with the Tree Officer in your Local Authority (probably in the planning department) to discuss the possibility of starting one.

For more information about what Tree Wardens do, see our Tree Warden Scheme leaflet.

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