This gift card plants a tree!
If you've received one of our gift cards then you've sponsored the planting of a tree! To find out more about your particular tree just type in your unique Tree Code.
Read on to discover all about our trees.
When will my tree be planted?
It may have already been planted. The traditional planting season runs from November to March, during the colder months when the saplings are dormant. During the winter we build up a 'stock' of planted trees to see us through to the summer. Trees sponsored during the summer will be planted at the earliest opportunity in the autumn. When you enter your Tree Code into our database you will see the confirmed or projected planting date for your tree, along with the location and species.
What kind of trees are they?
Tree Appeal only plants native broadleaf species, grown in the UK from collected seed. These are species such as oak, beech and hazel, chosen for their beneficial effects on biodiversity and habitat creation. Read more about the types of tree we plant.
Who plants them?
Our trees are planted, mostly by volunteers in locations that include woodlands, wildlife reserves and schools. We do our best to select projects where our trees will have the maximum environmental benefit. We use a hardy type of 'cell-grown' sapling of native broadleaf species - never conifers and never in commercial plantations.
Where are they planted?
Environmental organisations throughout the UK can apply for free trees from Tree Appeal. Since 2005 we've planted more than 450,000 saplings like this. Some recent projects that have received trees sponsored by this card include:
- Halvasso Project – Fal Catchment, Falmouth
- Cattersty Gill Nature Reserve, Skinningrove
- Ledbury Naturalists – Hedgerow project, Ledbury
- Newbridge Conservation – new mixed woodland, Exeter
Between them these projects have received many hundreds of tree sponsored through 'This card plants a tree'.