Community tree planting: practical advice

Find out more about planting and looking after trees, and running a community planting event.

Planting trees

Planting a tree doesn't require any specialist knowledge. There are plenty of step-by-step guides you can follow:

 

Maintaining your trees

Looking after your trees once they've been planted is vital if they are to survive and thrive. Trees for Cities are running a spring training workshop for community groups on maintaining your trees throughout the year.

 

Get to know your trees

Find out how to identify trees, and the characteristics of different species:

 

Planting trees in schools

The Woodland Trust's Tree Tools for Schools offer a range of advice on school planting events including:

 

Recruiting and managing volunteers

Find out how to recruit volunteers to help plant your trees, and make sure they have a positive experience

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