Trees For Cities

Planting Healthy Cities for Future Generations

Our core mission is to improve lives by planting trees in cities. This campaign focuses on making our towns and cities greener, happier and healthier places to live, increasing access to green space for urban communities and inspiring the next generation to plant and protect urban trees.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1032154)

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Championed by Dulverton Trust


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom

  • "We need to inspire a new generation of individuals and organisations to pick up the mantle for planting and protecting urban trees, making our towns and cities greener, healthier and wilder places to live for today's and future generations.'

    — David Elliott, CEO of Trees for Cities

  • “Makes us feel like we’re doing something to tackle climate change. So important for my daughter to understand how to care for the environment in a real-life situation.”

    — Local Volunteer, London Volunteer Planting Event

  • “It gives us an opportunity to get involved and make changes on a local scale. It helps me with my mental health and reducing stress”

    — Local Volunteer, UK Volunteer Planting Event


Over 80% of the UK’s population now live within towns and cities and it is the most deprived communities that are hit the hardest by the lack of green infrastructure. Every year, roughly 36,000 people die early in the UK due to poor air quality. Without trees and green spaces, we all suffer. We breathe polluted air, wildlife habitats are shrinking and our physical and mental health is negatively affected without green havens in our grey cities. We need to transform the health of our cities.


At Trees for Cities, we’re no strangers to all the amazing benefits urban trees bring: they’re havens for wildlife, clean our air, provide shade, improve our mental wellbeing and so much more. Every year Trees for Cities bring together thousands of volunteers from across the UK who want to bring the multiple benefits or urban trees to our towns and cities. The Covid-19 pandemic highlights the essential role that high-quality green spaces play in our daily lifestyles - now more than ever.