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The Twelve Days of Christmas '... and a National Forest Gift of Plant a Tree!'

Tuesday, 29th November 2011

‘On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me’…

Give a Plant a Tree package as a gift this Christmas, and you are giving a whole experience. 

Enjoy this National Forest version of the seasonal favourite and get a flavour of what it’s like to come and plant a tree with us!

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

twelve feet a-stamping
eleven families planting
ten pairs of gloves
nine sacks of trees
eight happy memories
seven spades a-waiting
six holes to dig
five warm glows!
four happy smiles
three hot drinks
two invites for the day
and a National Forest gift of Plant a Tree!

Plant a Tree in The National Forest costs £25, which reflects the true cost of the tree, the land and the future care of the woodland. You can buy it online at 

You receive a certificate to present as your Christmas gift, bearing your own message to celebrate the planting of the tree.  You and the recipient are then invited to a special tree planting event, when you are greeted by National Forest Company staff and helped to choose your tree from a selection of native species (generally oak, ash and birch; sometimes small leaved lime, hazel and wild cherry may be available).  You then plant the tiny tree, which will become part of a rich and vibrant woodland you can revisit and enjoy, as it changes through the seasons and is home to an ever-increasing range of wildlife.

Find out more about Plant a Tree in The National Forest at or call the National Forest Company on 01283 551211.

The final date to be guaranteed your Plant a Tree for Christmas is Friday 16 December. But how about a New Year’s Resolution tree as well …?