The Tree Council is a charity and umbrella body bringing everyone together with a shared mission to care for trees and the planet’s future. They inspire and empower organisations, government, communities and individuals with the knowledge and tools to create positive, lasting change at a national and local level.
The Tree Council was founded in 1973 as the umbrella charity for UK organisations involved in tree planting, care and conservation. The aim was to keep up the momentum of National Tree Planting Year 1973. Today, their members range from professional non-governmental specialist and trade organisations, including other conservation charities, to local authorities and government bodies.
Back in 1975, they organised the first National Tree Week. Since then public figures including The Queen, several Prime Ministers and environmental campaigners like Ben Fogle have planted trees on behalf of The Tree Council as part of the festival celebrating the start of the winter tree planting season.
The Tree Council’s aims are: