'Green Friday' in the National Forest

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Dedicate a Tree in the National Forest

Here in the National Forest we’ve made a habit of turning things from Black to Green.


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To kick start National Tree Week, 24 Nov – 2 Dec, we’ve decided to make this year’s Black Friday a little greener. We know that the ‘Black Friday’ to ‘Green Friday’ thing isn’t new, but we think it’s important to use every opportunity to remind ourselves about the importance of trees in our lives.

We want to promote a ‘Green Friday’ way of thinking and feeling right up until Christmas. From the consumer pressure of Black Friday to the stress that comes with Christmas shopping, we want you to stop and think. Switch off. Go outdoors. Experience woodlands. Explore nature. And appreciate trees. 

We know that trees are the catalyst for transformation. They create habitats for wildlife, improve the environment, reconnect people with nature and help our health and wellbeing. So far, we’ve planted 8.7 million of them in the National Forest.

Now we know you’ll have been bombarded with sales messages, so we’ll keep this simple. We need your help to reach 10 million trees.

Whether you’re are looking for the perfect Christmas gift, or wanting to remember a loved one, you can now choose to dedicate a tree with the National Forest. Each purchase comes with a personalised certificate and a choice of tree species.

By dedicating a tree in the National Forest you will be contributing to a forest for everyone that makes a real difference to people’s lives, and leaves a legacy for generations to come.

Dedicate a Tree

Choose from a selection of native woodland species, and create your own personalised certificate.

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Find out more about our Black to Green story

The National Forest is the boldest environmentally-led regeneration project in the country. Spanning 200 square miles, and parts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, the central part of the Forest covers the former Midlands coalfield. We’ve planted 8.7 million trees over the last quarter century, many thousands of these on land that was left scarred and derelict after the closure of the pits, improving the lives of people and wildlife.

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Other ways you can help

Give your time

You don’t need to donate to contribute to the special work the National Forest is doing. Become a volunteer or create habitats for wildlife in your garden.

Get involved

Make a donation

Whether you want to make a one-off donation, monthly donation or become a business sponsor, every donation matters.


Plant a Tree

You can help to grow the Forest by planting a tree. Whether in your garden or with us, planting a tree is a special experience and it’s easy to do.

Plant a tree