(Above: This oak tree, in the grounds of Hurst Green Infant School and Nursery, is hundreds of years old)
The Tree Council is one of the UK’s leading tree charities, working to bring people together through ‘a shared mission to care for trees and our planet’s future’. On a national level, the Tree Council campaigns for positive, lasting change through advocacy, science and research, while locally protecting plants and trees through its network of tree wardens. The tree warden scheme began in 1990, and anybody can join a local group.
National Tree Week, which runs from 26 November until 4 December, is the biggest celebration of trees in the UK, and many people choose to mark it by planting new trees, as it is also the start of the winter tree planting season.
The Tree Council encourages people across the nation to join in:
“Trees and hedgerows are some of the most powerful tools we have in the fight against climate change. Every tree planted will help us grow a greener future together.”
Their website has guides on what, where and how to plant trees, as well information on finding your nearest tree warden network.
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