Tree planting season will see Trees for Cities charity plant 70,000 trees across the UK

Trees for Cities will plant more than 70,000 new urban trees this season, with 45,000 planted in major cities across the UK.

For National Tree Week 2012 (24 November – 2 December), Trees for Cities will be coordinating a series of tree planting events and further activities.

In London, Trees for Cities events include: 

  • 20 October  Ruskin Park, Lambeth - Revitalizing the Old Bowling Green into an informal garden, creating a new space for the community to enjoy and increasing the biodiversity of the park.
  • 17 November - Clapham Common - Replacing trees which have died due to old age and disease, new woodland planting and community orchard planting
  • 1 December - Aspen Green, Thamesmead - Planting 4500 whips and a small community orchard on an underused area of open space next to an estate. Trees will also screen the railway. Greenwich
  • 12 January 2013 - Ray Park, Redbridge - 7,000 trees will be planted (woodland strip) in the park along the River Roding.
  • 9 March 2013 South Park, Redbridge - Planting of replacement specimen trees to rejuvenate the tree population within South Park.  

In Manchester events include planting 5000 trees in Boggart Hole Clough and Plant Hill Park. There will be a further planting event in Heaton Park between early January - early February.

In Peterborough from mid November to the beginning of February, 5000 trees will be planted with Forest for Peterborough (at Maxey, Voyager Academy, Crighton Woods, Sutton Rec, Itter Park, Hampton) increasing biodiversity across the city
In Sheffield new woodland will be created throughout January at Concord Park in North Sheffield, planting approx. 2500 trees with the Sheffield Community Foresters

In Gateshead between November and December, 2000 trees will be planted at Leafield in Birtley through community planting events

On 2 December in Milton Keynes 1000 trees will be planted with the Forest of Marston Vale to increase tree cover on this ex-landfill site.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Horticulture careers - plugging the skills gap

Horticulture careers - plugging the skills gap

Bespoke apprenticeships and internal training are helping firms to get ahead in skills-shortage horticulture, says Rachel Anderson.

Business planning - managing insurance

Business planning - managing insurance

Follow these steps to ensure adequate cover and the best deal when reviewing your insurance, Neville Stein advises.

Are tree suppliers seeing the benefit of the health message of trees?

Are tree suppliers seeing the benefit of the health message of trees?

The message that health, the environment and business all benefit from trees is finally getting through, but are nurseries seeing an upturn? Sally Drury reports.

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +


The Horticulture Week Business Awards is now open for entries

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs


Build your business with the latest public sector tenders covering landscape, arboriculture, grounds care, production and kit supplies. To receive the latest tenders weekly to your inbox sign up for our Tenders Tracker bulletin here.

HW Top UK Arboriculture Businesses

See our exclusive RANKING of arboriculture businesses by annual turnover. 


Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2018 winners.

Jeremy Barrell On...

Jeremy Barrell

Tree consultant Jeremy Barrell reflects on the big issues in arboriculture.

Products & Kit Resources