Looking to plant trees?

Trees and woods now play an ever-more important role addressing the climate emergency and aiding green recovery.

They create healthier, happier communities, tackle climate change, reconnect our children to the natural world, and provide essential habitats for wildlife. Trees and woods ensure our urban areas are economically, socially and environmentally more sustainable and resilient. The arguments for trees are clear, and the best time to act is now.

Read on for more information about how you can get trees planted on your land.

We'd love to work with you to plant trees - get in touch to discuss.
Contact us on team@cityoftrees.org.uk


Where do we plant trees?

As the community forest for Greater Manchester we work across all the 10 boroughs as well as delivering projects on the fringes of the city region.

We are also part of a national network of community forestry organisations across England. Find out more about England’s Community Forests.

Our team plant trees in both rural and urban areas, creating wildlife corridors between cities and towns, greening up school grounds as well as helping to combat flooding and capture carbon by planting trees in upland areas.

As there is such a wide range of sites that can be suitable for tree planting, we would love to hear about any sites that have potential. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • School grounds
  • Parks and public gardens
  • Farmland or agricultural sites
  • Former landfill sites
  • Golf clubs
  • Nature reserves
  • Agricultural land
  • Sports grounds

Who do we work with?

We work with individuals and groups from all areas and sectors – public or private - from schools, local authorities, housing associations, developers and farmers. For farmers, we offer our Farmers Resilience Fund. The fund offer farmers a fixed figure per hectare of woodland created for a period of ten years. The fund is highly flexible with no minimum or maximum size requirements.

We also work with businesses that may have land or just want to support tree planting.


Benefits of working with us

  • Funding for trees – On larger planting schemes the cost of the trees, all other materials and contractor costs could be covered through the highly bespoke Trees for Climate grant, part of the government's Nature for Climate fund.
  • Design, planning and delivery – Our experienced team can collaborate with you to design, co-ordinate and deliver the tree planting. However if you wanted to deliver this yourself, you  may be able to access funding 
  • Long-term maintenance – As well as grants that cover up to 100% of costs, City of Trees  can provide up to 15 years of maintenance payments,

What types of trees do we plant?

Our main focus is to create more wooded areas. Our expert team will look at each individual site and assess its planting potential with our ethos being ‘the right tree in the right place’.  We will discuss our recommendations with you as well as doing various checks on the land to ensure its suitability for trees.