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Plantatree for Christmas: The gift that grows into The National Forest

Thursday, 30th October 2008

The chance to plant a tree in The National Forest is an inspiring gift, and at a time when people are tearing their hair out over the Christmas shopping, all inspiration is welcome!

The National Forest is a new wooded landscape for the nation across 200 square miles at the very heart of England.  Plantatree is a life affirming gift and a positive contribution to one of the boldest environmental initiatives in the country.

It is a meaningful and hugely enjoyable thing to do.  The best bit is, unlike other schemes, you actually get the chance to get your hands dirty and plant a tree yourself.  Appealing to all ages, it’s inspiring to be part of a forest in the making.

This thoughtful, living gift is one to add to the list this Christmas.

In return for supporting the plantatree scheme you, or the person you are buying for, receives

  • An invitation to a special tree planting event
  • A choice of tree to plant, normally oak, ash or birch
  • The advice and expertise of foresters from The National Forest
  • A personalised certificate, commemorating your planting
  • The National Forest Company can also plant on your behalf if you choose, or prefer not to attend

 Each tree is £25 which reflects the true cost of creating and developing the new woodland, including its future care and maintenance.

Buy online at or for further information email or tel: 01283 551211.

The National Forest is a symbol of hope for the nation.  It reflects the growing awareness of our need to protect and cherish our environment, our desire to pass it on undamaged and even enhanced for future generations.

Each year hundreds of people, from all across the country, help The National Forest by planting a tree, or group of trees.  They know their tree will be a part of a forest that is absorbing carbon and reducing the impact of carbon change.  They know their forest is a place of beauty for people of all ages to enjoy.

Plantatree is also a wonderful gift to celebrate a wedding, the birth of a child, an anniversary or other occasion.  Planting a tree in memory of a loved one is also an inspirational way of celebrating their life.

For more information on The National Forest, woodland creation schemes, visitor attractions, walks, events and how to get involved, including purchasing plantatree online, please visit: