Trees for Schools

We believe that all children should have the opportunity to plant and learn about trees

but understand that this can be a challenge in London!

We’re very excited to be supporting London primary schools to sign up for free packs of trees as part of Trees for Schools – a programme funded by Defra and delivered in partnership with the Woodland Trust.

Hundreds of London schools have already ordered their free tree packs and created mini-woodlands or hedgerows, and it’s really easy for your school to join them!

Our school is in an urban area, and many of our children won’t have the opportunity to visit parks, or woods, or get up close to nature. By planting trees at school we can give them that experience; and teach lessons in an engaging way.

Headteacher of Griffin Primary School Mr. Chris Beazeley

  • Click here for information on what trees you can plant, how much space you will need and other useful information
  • Get in touch with Trees for Cities. We can offer information and advice to all London based schools. Email our Schools Engagement Officer, Sarah Bush at or call 0203 146 0266
  • Wait for your trees to arrive! They will be sent out by our friends at the Woodland Trust in the first week in November, so keep your eyes peeled and be ready to sign for them when they arrive.
  • Participating schools can also collect points toward the Woodland Trust’s Green Tree School Awards – the first tree pack you order will earn you 2 points!

Not in London? If your schools wants to get get involved with a tree planting workshop but you are not based in London then email

Worried you haven’t got the space for your tree?

Fear not! To plant trees in your school, all you need is some grass, bare earth or a plant border that gets some sun during the day. In fact, you only need a space as little as 6m x 1m to create a hedgerow to teach the structure of plants, food chains or ecosystems.

Other ways to get involved with us

We offer a number of ways for children, young people and schools to get involved with our work:

  • Keep an eye on our projects page and sign up to our volunteer mailing list to get involved with tree planting in your local area.
  • Check out our Edible Playgrounds, which gives children the opportunity to grow, harvest and eat fruit and vegetables in their own school playground.