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Have you already planted trees? Drop a pin on our interactive map. This enables us to map how tree cover is growing across Cornwall and helping to mitigate climate change and assist nature recovery. 

Whether you are an individual, community group, a farmer or landholder, Forest for Cornwall can support you to plant trees.

Anyone can get involved!

  • Plant a tree in your garden – all trees can count towards Forest for Cornwall. Our Back Garden Forest project has already given away over 15,000 trees to residents across Cornwall. Have a look at our news and events page for locations and dates over the winter planting season. 
  • Grow trees from seed for a community planting, to share with friends or for your own garden.
  • Help out at your local community tree nursery or tree planting project. Bolghen, Emmaus and Kehelland Community Tree Nurseries all rely on local volunteers. If you have time to offer get in touch with them today. 

Are you a farmer, landholder or community?

Find out more about how we can support you:

Farmers and Landholders

Communities and Groups

Volunteer as a Tree Guardian and get rewarded with our Time Credits scheme

Anyone can volunteer as a Tree Guardian in their local area. This involves the vital work of watering, weeding, and keeping an eye on the young trees as they establish. This is particularly important if we have a hot dry summer following planting. As part of volunteering, all residents can join the Time Credits Scheme where your time is rewarded with voucher credits which can be spent at local businesses. These are available to anyone who volunteers with Forest for Cornwall.

Grow More Trees seed search

Cornwall Council and Cornwall Wildlife Trust have partnered up for an annual autumn seed search. They are encouraging everyone to collect tree seeds to grow over the winter. This leaflet is packed with useful information on how to Grow More Trees. This includes how to collect seeds, and how to grow and look after them. It has detailed information on many of our native tree species. Invaluable for anyone looking to help our environment by increasing native trees in Cornwall! If you would like more in depth information we recommend the Tree Growers Guide.  Once your seedlings have had a couple of years to establish a good root system they can be shared with local community groups, your local school or parish council.

Help and guidance

If you need practical guidance on:

  • which tree species to plant
  • where or how to plant

along with lots more useful information take a look at our resources page.

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