Free Tree Packs for Schools
Apply for our giveaway saplings to plant in your school grounds.
We give away trees to schools and community groups across the UK every March and November (to coincide with tree-planting season).
They are ideal for gardening and nature clubs. They also help to improve your school grounds and encourage more wildlife to your local area.
Discover other benefits of planting trees in your school grounds on the Eco-Schools website.
Schools can apply for packs of 30, 105 or 420 saplings. You can apply each March and November for more trees, until your project is complete.
Apply for tree pack
KS1 and KS2 resources for your tree pack
Tree Tools for Schools
We have created some engaging activities to support your tree planting and inspire your pupils about trees and wildlife.
Tree Tools for Schools includes a planning tool to help you choose the right tree pack, planting and after-care advice, and interactive activities linked to the curriculum.
Get two points on the Green Tree Schools Award
Your first tree pack application will earn you two points on our Green Tree Schools Award which will be automatically added to your account. (You can continue to apply for trees each season, but you will only receive points for this activity once.)
We want to make sure that everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree. So we’re giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities.
We have two delivery periods per year, November and March, when the trees are dormant and perfect for planting.
We are currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in MARCH 2019.
Choose your pack(s) from the list below and fill out our application form. If you can’t wait until then, or your application is unsuccessful, you can buy packs in our shop all year round.
Before you start you’ll need to:
Know the six digit grid reference for the land you wish to plant using the grid reference finder
Have permission from the legal landowner
Read through our short list of FAQs. They are packed full of important and useful information which will help your application.
For more help and advice Tree Tools for Schools has everything you need to plan, plant and care for your tree pack, whether you are a school or community group.
Welcome the wildlife. Mammals, insects and birds all love the shrubs in this hedge pack. Plant these trees to make a natural screen or use them to connect existing woodland, helping hedgehogs and dormice stay on the move. You will get a variety of each species for eight metres of full, easy to manage hedging.
Trees: 30 Species: dogrose, hawthorn, hazel, crab apple, elder Size of land: tennis court
Create a piece of paradise with this copse pack. Plant a mini forest school classroom or a peaceful spot that’s an oasis for birds. You will get 10 of each species for a small, tranquil copse.
Trees: 30 Species: silver birch, rowan, wild cherry Size of land: tennis court
Get fruity with our wild harvest pack. In a few years you’ll be steeping sloe gin, setting crab apple jelly and sinking elderflower wine. Or try something a bit different with dog rose syrup and roasted hazelnut coffee.
Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, dog rose, elder, rowan Size of land: 4x tennis court (105), football pitch (420)
Stay on trend with this season’s colours. Enjoy beautiful blossom from April to May and bright berries from July to November. Watch the leaves change from vivid greens through golden hues into gorgeous russet tones.
Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hawthorn, crab apple, wild cherry, silver birch, rowan, hazel Size of land: 4x tennis court 105), football pitch (420)
Get your hands dirty. Plant our working wood pack and in 7-10 years you could be coppicing to fuel log burners. Channel your creativity and learn to carve or weave willow.
Trees: 105 or 420 Species: rowan, silver birch, wild cherry, common oak, field maple, grey willow Size of land: 4x tennis court (105), football pitch (420)
Soak it up and cool off. These hardy native species can tolerate exposed sites and help dry up areas where water collects easily. Trees absorb water and their roots break up soil to help water penetrate the ground more deeply and slow surface water run-off.
Trees: 105 or 420 Species: hazel, crab apple, downy birch, hawthorn, holly, goat willow Size of land: 4x tennis court (105), football pitch (420)
Bring a bit of the countryside into your town. Our 15 tree urban pack is designed for planting in residential areas to green up your area. The trees are easy to manage – and, where no communal space is available, they can be split between neighbours using front gardens to green up your street! Tree packs for private use can be found in our shop.
Trees: 15 – a mix of three native species chosen to thrive in urban environments Species: crab apple, rowan, hazel Protection: spirals and canes
Thanks to generous funding from our lead partners.
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Additional funding from DEFRA means we can also give away a further 100,000 trees a year until 2020 to eligible schools. Remember, the first pack you order as a school will earn you two points on the Green Tree Schools Award!
Tree Tools for Schools
Our online resource has everything you need to plan, plant and care for your tree pack. All activities are linked to the KS1 and KS2 curriculum. They include a planning tool, planting advice and interactive quizzes, designed initially for schools but a fantastic resource for anyone considering planting Free Tree Packs.
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