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National Tree Week

Saturday 27 November to Sunday 5 December 2021

Well known local author Philip Marsden has written a Tale for the Forest called 'Waiting Giants'. It highlights the importance of bringing trees back to our landscape and letting nature do its work. There is also a video which shows Philip reading this inspirational tale. 

Forest for Cornwall and the Royal Cornwall Museum Truro are hosting two fascinating talks in National Tree Week. The talks are on Cornish orchards and Cornwall's trees and woodland through time. Head to the RCM event page to book now!

Events Calendar - National Tree Week

What will you be doing during National Tree Week 2021? If you are a community group or tree warden and are planning to hold an event during National Tree Week then please let us know via the Contact Us form.

This is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March each year). Across the country events bring people together to celebrate and plant trees. There is also an online programme of tree-related arts and culture events too!

National Tree Week Events:

Event Date Activity Contact
Making Space for Nature: Liskeard - Lanchard Woods 'Jay Day' - tree planting Saturday 20th November, 1.30-3pm Oak tree planting at the woods. All equipment provided. Please wear robust footwear and outdoor  clothes Becky: Mobile: 07796996351
Landmark Trees planting in 46 parishes (see below for more info about this F4C project) All week Parishes across Cornwall are holding events to plant their Landmark Tree Contact your local parish to see if an event is happening near you
Trenow Fields, Penzance tree planting Contact for planting days Trenow Fields is a community planting project near Penzance. They will be holding planting days with soup and cake 
Falmouth Library - Fun Free Family Drop In Festive craft workshops Saturday 27th November, 10am-3pm A family workshop celebrating the wonderful world of trees


Forest for Calstock Tree Planting Saturday 27th November 1 of 3 tree plantings for the Forest for Calstock parish
Perranzabuloe Parish Council Tree Planting Sunday 28th November, 10am A community tree planting - come and plant a tree 
Forest for Calstock tree planting  Sunday 28th November 2 of 3 tree planting for the Forest for Calstock parish 
Trees for Cornish Towns and Coastline Housing: Tree planting at St. Meriadoc Camborne Monday 29th November F4C and Coastline will be planting trees all week at St. Meriadoc, Camborne  
Forest for Calstock tree planting Monday 29th November 3 of 3 tree planting for the Forest for Calstock parish
Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro: F4C Free Talk with Colin Hawke on the Cornish Orchard Revival Tuesday 30th November 12.30pm A fascinating talk on the importance of Cornish apple varieties and orchards

Register here for a free ticket:

Please note you will need an entry ticket to the museum

Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro: F4C Free Talk with Pete Herring Thursday 2nd December Expert Pete Herring gives an insight into Cornwall's Trees and Woodlands Through Time

Register here for a free ticket:

Please note you will need an entry ticket to the museum

Landowner/Farmer Event: Farm Walk and Talk, Ladock Friday 3rd December, 10am-1pm A talk for those with a specialist interest in Agroforestry, looking at how a Silvopastural system was planned and established


for further details

Camelford Library

Make a tree craft session for all

Saturday 4th December

10.00 - 12.30

All ages welcome, drop in craft session  Camelford Library
Camelford Town Council - Tree planting at the cemetary at Lanteglos - volunteers welcome! Saturday 4th December 10.30am 75 trees are to be planted at the cemetary and the town council welcomes any volunteers to help

Please contact to let us know if you would like to take part or
comment in the social media posts.

Location is just down from Bowood Park on the right

Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro. Fun, free family workshop Saturday 4th December 1.45-4.15pm Fun free and festive drop-in workshop celebrating the wonderful world of trees Free entry (with a museum entrance ticket). See the RCM website for directions and details: 
Falmouth Library - Fun Free Family Drop-In Festive craft workshops Saturday 4th December 10am-3pm A family workshop celebrating the wonderful world of trees
Penmount Crematorium - planting and workshop for Tree Wardens Saturday 4th December 10am-2.30pm  An opportunity for our valued Tree Wardens to meet and plant an avenue to the site Contact:

Latest News

Free Landmark Trees

The Forest for Cornwall is offering a free Landmark Tree to every local community. This should be in celebration or commemoration of a person, place or event. This has been made possible by Woodland Trust Emergency Tree Fund.  Town and Parish councils will soon receive the information to apply on behalf of their communities. Applications are now closed for winter 2021/22, but councils can register an application for winter 2022/23.

Grant for tree planting

The Forestry Commission has announced a new grant for tree planting (England Woodland Creation Offer). Landowners with 1 hectare or over to plant may all benefit. Details can be found on the Forestry Commission website. 

Back The Future Crowdfunder campaign

We want green projects to let us know what they are doing in response to the climate emergency and how crowdfunding will help. Ten entries will be chosen to win a share of £30,000 in match funding from Cornwall Council. That is up to £5,000 per project to go towards a crowdfunding campaign! Find out more on the Back the Future page.

New Woodland Creation partnership

Defra is providing a funding boost for the exciting new Woodland Creation partnership with Forest for Cornwall.

This partnership will highlight trees as a precious natural asset, and as central to the fight against climate change. It aims to encourage and promote tree planting and woodland creation. This will be made possible by £120,000 from the Nature for Climate Fund. It will also contribute to the government aim to plant 30,000 hectares of trees per year by 2025 across the UK. 

The announcement shows the strength of vision of the Forest for Cornwall programme and its partners, led by Cornwall Council. The aim is to make sure the woodlands that are created are best suited for the needs of the community. This will include:

  • planting to provide shade in urban areas to help counter the high rates of skin cancer in Cornwall
  • planting in areas of high deprivation to provide well-being benefits for local communities
  • economic benefits for the county by developing well-designed woodlands to encourage visitors
  • planting woodlands to enhance nature’s recovery and flood prevention

Funding boost from Woodland Trust

Forest for Cornwall will support communities with Tree Planting thanks to a funding boost from the Woodland Trust

Cornwall will benefit from the Woodland Trust Emergency Tree Fund. This funding will further help the Forest for Cornwall Programme with its aim to create 8,000 hectares of woodland over the coming years. It will support the work with communities to help them plant trees in their local area.

The funding will help the Forest for Cornwall to:

  • support more communities with guidance, advice and networking
  • inspire a new generation in tree establishment
  • encourage communities to identify opportunities to create:
    • new areas of woodland
    • small copses
    • street and municipal trees
    • forest gardens
    • community fruit trees
    • landmark trees for their future

If you’re a community with plans or ideas for planting trees then we’d like to hear from you. We are hoping that, with your support, many more trees will reach the ground from the next planting season this autumn. Please get in touch to let us know what you’d like to do, or have already planned by using our contact us form.

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