National Tree Week 2020

11 November 2020

28th November to 6th December is National Tree Week and we’re already getting ready for it and excited!
National Tree Week is the UK's largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March each year).  National Tree Week is a great chance for communities to do something positive for their local treescape. Each year, upward of a quarter of a million people to get their hands dirty and together plant trees… and this year we’d like to get you involved!
The Tree Council provides lots of guidance about planting trees, as well as ways to engage children in the process of planting. To start with they’ve produced a handy COVID-19 aware tree planting guide, you’ll want to take a look at.
Also, around the country, volunteer Tree Wardens and other champions of local trees will be holding tree planting events to celebrate National Tree Week: The UK’s largest annual tree celebration! You can see a full calendar of events and activities here as well as a form to add your own events.


The Tree Council has three brilliant initiatives to help you plant and enjoy trees:

Thanks to support from the Daily Mail, you can apply for a pack to plant a small orchard or fruiting hedgerow in your school. The Tree Council will provide all the resources and information you need to plant trees this autumn/winter planting season.
Find out more…

From November, teachers can set up a Young Tree Champion club in their school and get access to a whole world of free resources from teacher training webinars, to workshop packs for all learners, to inspire pupils to connect and take action to protect the future health of our planet. 
Find out more…

Funding is available for schools and community groups proposing to undertake well-planned tree and hedge planting projects this winter (November 2020 – March 2021), preferably during National Tree Week – 28 November – 6 December 2020.
Find out more…


But there are loads of other places offering tools and teaching resources, all about trees. 
But first, here a few more places to find teaching resources about trees:
Woodland Trust - The Woodland Trust has some pretty amazing teaching resources about trees. We love their Tree Tools website, that offers ideas spanning KS1 and KS2.
Twinkl - Our friends over at Twinkl always have lots of great ideas and they haven’t disappointed now. This blog, in particular, makes lots of suggestions for ways you can get children involved in National Tree Week.
The Guardian - Although it’s a few years old The Guardian’s resources for teachers are great, for National Tree Week. We particularly like the twig identification sheet.
If you’re organising events or getting outdoors to learn more about trees then we’d love to see the photos and hear what you’re up to. You can send them in to us at or via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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