National Tree Week – Rooted In The Community

National Tree Week

National Tree Week 40th Anniversary

Saturday 28th November – Sunday 6th December

Each winter, The Tree Council inspires thousands of people across Britain to join forces and plant upwards of a million trees during National Tree Week – the UK s largest tree festival.

Launched in 1975, National Tree Week is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

The campaign has its roots in the national response to the Dutch Elm Disease crisis of the 1960s, which destroyed millions of trees. Communities across the UK answered the call to help replenish their depleted treescapes by taking part in the groundbreaking Plant a Tree in 7 initiative. Following the campaign s success, The Tree Council was founded and the first ever National Tree Week took place two years later.

40 years on, and we are once again facing a major threat to our trees in the form of ash dieback. To stem the damage to our landscapes and neighbourhoods, it is more essential than ever that we grow more trees in our parks, streets, woods and green spaces.

Tree planting activities and workshops are taking place around the country organised by schools, community groups, The Tree Council s member organisations and its volunteer Tree Wardens. More information on the Near You Map

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Rohan Heritage


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