The Tree Council

The Tree Council

Charity information

The Tree Council

The Tree Council is the UK's lead charity for trees in all settings, urban and rural, promoting their importance in a changing environment and it works in partnership with communities, organisations and government to make trees matter to everyone. It is responsible for an annual programme that includes Seed Gathering Season, National Tree Week, and Walk in the Woods month, supporting the groups organising local events; these initiatives are aimed at involving as many people as possible in planting, caring for and enjoying trees and woods.
It founded and co-ordinates the national volunteer Tree Warden Scheme. The 8,000 Tree Wardens form a national force of volunteers, in local networks, dedicated to their communities' trees. They organise activities, fundraise, research and advise on trees and related topics and are a resource for their communities as well as participating in national campaigns in support of The Tree Council or its member organisations.
The Tree Council raises money for distribution by means of a wide-reaching grants programme, through which funds are made available for schools and communities to improve their environment and learn about the importance of trees. One dedicated reserve within the programme ensures that children under the age of sixteen are given the opportunity to get some hands on experience of tree planting, creating a new generation of tree enthusiasts with pride in the improvements they have made to their local ground.
We work with our partners, member organisations and Tree Wardens, on particular issues of concern such as the Green Monument Campaign, a drive for proper safeguards for heritage trees; the Tree Care Campaign for after-care to improve the survival rates of young trees; and the Hedge Tree Campaign in support of the Government Biodiversity Action Plan.

Founded 1974