Tree planting schemes

Buckinghamshire Council is on a mission to create a greener, cleaner future for everyone in Buckinghamshire.

As part of the Bucks Tree Mission, we have committed to creating brand new woodlands by planting over 500,000 trees in the next 10 years and supporting other tree planting projects too.

Below are the tree planting schemes that Buckinghamshire Council is supporting.

Large-scale planting in Buckinghamshire

We’ve committed to planting approximately 543,000 trees on council-owned land over the next 10 years. We will be planting in parks and schools as well as planting in fields to create new woodlands.

We have identified suitable woodland sites and have produced the Woodland Creation Design Plans for phase one of the project. These plans make sure the right tree is planted in the right place.

The first wood to be created as part of this commitment was Billet Field Wood on the edge of Black Park Country Park. 3,450 trees and shrubs were planted in a space the size of 3 football fields in February and March 2022 with help from volunteers for the last 375.

The Queen’s Green Canopy

The Queen's Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee by inviting people to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

The project is offering free trees for schools and community groups through the Woodland Trust.

Chiltern Rangers Seed Gathering project

Alfriston School and Kings Wood School have worked with Chiltern Rangers and Wild Pear CIC to collect and nurture tree seeds for planting in the new year.

The project is funded by Beaconsfield & Chepping Wye Community Board and High Wycombe Community Board.

Local Authority Treescapes Fund

We successfully bid for £204k of Local Authority Treescapes Fund (LATF) which will benefit projects led by 3 charities, 2 parish councils and Transport for Buckinghamshire.

Community groups and volunteers will use the funds to target neglected landscapes such as ecologically damaged areas or areas affected by tree diseases.

The fund also aims to establish more trees in non-woodland settings such as footpaths, hedgerows, parklands, urban areas and vacant community spaces.

Buckland Parish Council

£6,865 was allocated to Buckland Parish Council to plant 2 stands of trees at Buckland Community Orchard. Most the trees were Buckinghamshire heritage varieties that will restore some of the landscape character and encourage community fruit picking in the future.

Chiltern Rangers

£1,445 has been given to Chiltern Rangers to plant Wild Cherry, Hornbeam, and Whitebeam trees on the Wye Dene housing development in High Wycombe.

Haddenham Parish Council and Zero-Carbon Haddenham

£70,195 has been allocated to Haddenham Parish Council and Zero-Carbon Haddenham to plant trees in Haddenham. Silver Birch, Wild Cherry and other trees will be planted on Woodways Recreation Ground and Sheerstock footpath.

Sue Ryder Prayer Fellowship

£412 was given to plant heritage fruit trees in a new sensory area in The Lady Ryder Memorial Garden. The garden is a walled garden managed by Sue Ryder Prayer Fellowship.

Transition Town Marlow and Marlow Town Council

£2,520 was allocated to Transition Town Marlow and Marlow Town Council to plant a variety of trees on the South West Chiltern Community Board area, Little Marlow Recreation Ground and in the vicinity of Woodside Cottage near Happy Valley walking route.

Transport for Bucks

£75,396 was given to Transport for Bucks to plant trees in:

  • Haddenham, including 25 Sheerstock, Slave Hill, Station Road, Stockwell Furlong/Churchway, Thame Road, The Gables and Willow Rise
  • The South West Chiltern Community Board Area, including:
    • Little Marlow Road, Barnhill Gardens, Southview Road, Oak Tree Road, Hillside Road and Marlow Road in Marlow
    • Heath End Road, Swains Lane, Straight Bit and Green Dragon Lane in Flackwell Heath
    • Boundary Road in Wooburn Green