Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November-March) and raising awareness of how we can all help to increase tree cover in the UK.
Trees are essential for the health of our environment and provide clean air, food, shelter for wildlife as well as helping to prevent flooding and soil erosion. For our second Tree Week (28 November to 6 December), we are giving away 300 vouchers worth £20 to South Gloucestershire residents to spend on their very own tree.
If you plant a tree in your garden
When planning where you want to plant your tree the key things to consider are:
- Do not plant it too close to any buildings
- Make sure the spot is not over pipework or utilities
- If you can, choose a tree native to the UK
For more information on how to plant trees read the how to plant a tree guidance on the Woodland Trust website.