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Free Trees for Landowners
Volunteers planting trees at Dorridge Cricket Club

We need trees to fight the climate crisis, and we need lots of them!  

Do you own land in Solihull that we can plant trees on? Using your land for woodland creation will help to tackle the climate emergency, boost biodiversity, and provide natural flood management. 

 

Creating new, permanent woodlands brings a range of benefits, from storing carbon to slowing climate change, they provide cleaner air, community spaces, and better wellbeing.

Each planting season we offer free trees for farmers, businesses, and landowners across the borough, as part of our tree planting initiative. Since the campaign started in 2020, we have planted 75,000 trees across the borough and finding enough space to plant more trees is the next vital step, in reaching our Net Zero ambition.

 

Businesses, colleges, schools, and landowners with at least half an acre of land available to plant trees or hedgerows are invited to apply for free trees over the course of the campaign.

 

The initiative will be a partnership arrangement and, depending on the type of planting you wish to undertake, we will fund up to 100% of costs for the trees, including a site visit and tree planting assessment, we keep costs low by recruiting volunteers to plant the trees, the landowner will carry the subsequent aftercare. ​

Type of land

The land could be the corner of a field or parkland, or part of field boundary for a hedgerow, it doesn’t matter.  With half an acre being suitable to support up to 500 trees, it makes a significant contribution to reducing CO2 levels in the borough.

We are committed to a principle of the ‘the right tree in the right place’. We will ask you a few questions about how the land is used already and will check the location is suitable before proceeding with planting.

If you are interested in tree planting for the 2024/25 planting season, then we would love to hear from you, read our free tree guide and then apply here.

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