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.
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 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
The Woodland Trust are offering free trees to schools and community groups. Find out more on their website.
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.
Chesham Communi-Tree Project is a successful community tree planting project championed by local Councillors, residents and Chesham Town Council that is working to plant trees in the urban streets.
Tree planting guidance
Find out how to prepare for tree planting and what it involves.