Get funding and advice for planting your own trees

With the Queen's Green Canopy and the Bucks Tree Mission ongoing, there is no better time to get involved in tree planting in Buckinghamshire.

On this page you will find out what you need to consider before deciding to plant a tree as well as sources of funding that you may be able to claim to offset any costs.

Funding schemes

Community Boards

Buckinghamshire Council’s Community Boards are able to provide grants for a range of activities and this can include tree planting, subject to the Board’s agreement. Apply for Community Board funding.

Green Futures Fund

Heart of Bucks have grants available for eligible schools and community organisations to undertake projects designed to improve the environment and public spaces.

Government grants

Government led schemes exist for larger scale tree planting:

Woodland Carbon Code

The Woodland Carbon Code is the quality assurance standard for woodland creation projects in the UK, and generates independently verified carbon units. Units are used to offset emissions.

Qualifying sites meet transparent criteria and standards to ensure that real carbon benefits are delivered

Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust are offering free trees to schools and community groups. Find out more on their website.

Community groups

Releaf Marlow is a project to increase the number of trees in and around Marlow. It is run by Transition Town Marlow with the backing of Marlow Town Council.

reLEAF Haddenham will double tree cover in the parish over the next 10 years. It is a joint project between Zero Carbon Haddenham and Haddenham Parish Council.

Tree planting guidance

Find out how to prepare for tree planting and what it involves.