Big Tree Plant
Civic Voice is supporting The Big Tree Plant. This is a national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of trees in our streets and towns and to increase planting and improve care for urban trees.
The campaign involves a wide range of partners including the Forestry Commission, Woodland Trust, Tree Council, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and community and urban forests. It supports community groups – including civic societies – and individuals in tree planting projects and a range of advice and financial support is available.
Find out more at The Big Tree Plant website here
“As President of Civic Voice, I welcome The Big Tree Plant. Civic Voice works to make our cities, towns and villages more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive – all of which can be achieved through The Big Tree Plant. We all have a personal responsibility for where we live, and The Big Tree Plant is a great way for people to get together with their neighbours, civic society and local community groups to plant and care for more trees and improve the local environment for everyone. Plant a tree, change the future and the future will thank you for it.”
Griff Rhys Jones
Trees bring immense benefits to the quality of urban life and civic societies campaign for their protection, planting and care. They monitor proposals to remove them, campaign for tree preservation orders and conservation areas to protect them, press owners and volunteers to water and look after them, and plant thousands of trees every year. More information can be found in the selection of civic society tree planting projects on the right
National Tree Week is organised near the start of the main tree planting season every year in late November and early December. It is co-ordinated by The Tree Council which welcomes being sent details of events and can also provide small amounts of funding for tree planting projects. Find out more about National Tree Week on the right