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Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to 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 third Tree Week (27 November to 5 December 2021), we are giving away 250 vouchers worth £20 to South Gloucestershire residents as a contribution towards buying their own tree.

If you had a tree voucher last year, we are asking you to let others apply first this year. But we would love to see your tree. Share your photos with us on social media. Facebook, Instagram or Twitter #NationalTreeWeek TreeWeek #SouthGlos.

How it works

To request a voucher to plant a tree in your own garden or to have a tree planted on your behalf you will have to:

  • be a resident of South Gloucestershire
  • sign in or register for an account

Read our guide on the South Gloucestershire online account for more details.

Have a tree planted on your behalf

We have partnered with the Forest of Avon Trust this year to give you the opportunity to have a tree planted on your behalf.

Plant a tree in your garden

If you decide to plant a tree in your own garden you have to use your voucher at one of the 3 nurseries we have partnered with. You will need to choose from them when you request the voucher and can only use it at the selected nursery.

You can read more about how you can use the voucher and collect your tree in our terms and conditions.

Find out how we collect, use and share your data in our privacy notice.

If you plant a tree in your garden

When deciding 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.

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