National Tree Week: 25 Nov-3 Dec 2017

Tree Dressing Day

Always a great celebration of trees old and new, the country is getting ready for another National Tree Week at the end of November.  Running from 25 November to 3 December, this year’s events spread far and wide across the UK and engage families, schools and communities in all that is great about tree planting.

What will YOU plant?


Be part of this year’s National Tree Week

First initiated in 1975, National Tree Week is back again this November.  As the UK’s largest tree celebration, this annual campaign heralds the full commencement of the winter tree planting season.  As usual, there are hundreds of hosted planting events across the country, supported by the Tree Warden network.

Tree Planting Events Near YouTree Council logo

Supported by the Tree Council, you can find an event near you with their Near You map.   You could also download their poster and set up your own event – go on!


Tree Dressing Day

National Tree Week ends on a flourish with Tree Dressing Day on 3rd December.   Tree Dressing Day was initiated by Common Ground, an arts and environmental charity based in Dorset, in 1990.  Since there initial decoration of London Planes in Covent Garden, groups and individuals have dressed their trees all over the country.

Consider a tree and hedging pack

If you’re thinking of planting in your community, a simple way to manage your planting plans is to buy one of our tree and hedge packs.  Combined varieties with wildlife, woodland, woodfuel or the most common variety – hawthorn – in mind, our packs include everything you need to get planting.  Each pack contains plants and Rootgrow and you can add plant protection in the form of spiral guards and bamboo canes too.  Find out more.

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