National Tree Week 2023

21 November 2023 3 minute read

A park tree in full autumn colour glory

Join us in the nation’s biggest annual celebration of trees from 25th November - 3rd December!

It’s a big week for us as we also mark our 30th anniversary, kicking off celebrations with a mass tree planting event at Horsenden Home Field on the 2nd of December. There’s no better way to take part in National Tree Week than getting stuck in and planting a tree!

National Tree Week is also a great opportunity to highlight the importance of existing trees and the need to preserve our urban nature. Providing benefits such as cleaning our air and supporting our mental wellbeing - urban trees are vital to a thriving, healthy community.

Volunteers planting a whip at a planting event

PLANTING

To celebrate our 30 year anniversary, Trees for Cities and Ealing Council are working together to plant up to 6,200 whips (tree saplings) on Horsenden Home Field, open to all and filled with fun festivities!

By planting an exciting variety of young trees, we are hoping to add to aesthetic value and species richness of the field. Planting trees in this section of Horsenden Home Field will also help to combat potential flood risks to the sports field and nearby residential area.

We've also teamed up with The Clyde Climate Forest and North Lanarkshire Council to plant new trees around Rockburn Park in Bellshill, Glasgow on Saturday 2nd December. Click here to get involved!

As part of our corporate volunteer opportunities, we'll also be planting in Locklear's Wood in Horsenden, boosting the area's biodiversity with a selection of native trees.

PROTECTING

Aftercare and maintenance of the trees we plant is an important part of the projects we work on. This can include mulching, weeding and watering, and is vital to ensure the trees we plant grow to maturity, and continue to provide all their amazing benefits.

During National Tree Week, we'll be engaging with students at Notting Hill and Ealing High school to help them learn the skills needed to protect their urban trees and local nature, as well as get some new trees in the ground!

Our community engagement workshops help connect people to their local trees

PROMOTING

2023 is looking to be the hottest calendar year on record, but there are actions we can take now that will have a positive impact on our climate in the years to come.

Urban trees play a vital role in cooling our environments and helping tackle the urban heat island effect. We believe all communities deserve the amazing benefits of trees. With the fantastic support of our volunteers and supports we've planted over 1.7 million urban trees, and you can help us get to 2 million!

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HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH NATIONAL TREE WEEK?

There are plenty of ways you can celebrate National Tree Week with us. From volunteering at a planting day, sharing our messages online or donating to help us plant more trees! Take a look at all the ways you can join in below.

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We'd love to see your photos this #NationalTreeWeek! Whether it be from our previous planting events or your favourite urban trees - show us what you would like to celebrate this National Tree Week. Tag us on social media using our handle @treesforcities.


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