Why trees matter

Trees are planetary heroes. With their incredible carbon-busting, habitat-protecting and wellbeing-boosting powers, trees can ensure a green, healthy and happy future for us and the planet.

But trees are under threat, in the UK and around the world. Since humans started cutting down forests, 46 percent of trees have been felled*. That’s why we all need to be a #ForceForNature.

Ways to connect with and learn from trees

We know from 50 years of planting trees that young people care about the planet and are an amazing force for nature. That is why The Tree Council and M&G have created Young Tree Champions, to help young people connect, learn and share the power of trees.

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Resources for schools

Free activity plans, inspiration guides and other resources are available for every school. A small supergroup of schools in some of the most underserved areas of England and Scotland will be offered additional opportunities to plant, nurture and speak up for trees.

Empowering teachers and young people

Our vision is for every young person to stand up and be heard. They will learn to speak confidently about trees and the environment in their own words. This programme will also empower teachers and young people by giving them the skills they need to become the environmental advocates of the future. Working with experts, we will unlock their potential through the power of communication.

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About our partner M&G plc

The Tree Council are working in partnership with M&G plc, the savings and investment company that truly understands the value of trees to fighting climate change. By inspiring young people to become young tree champions, we hope to help create a healthier future, for the environment and each other. We are incredibly grateful to M&G plc for their fantastic support which will enable us to reach some of the most underserved communities in Britain and inspire them to be a #ForceForNature.

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About The Tree Council

The Tree Council brings everyone with a shared mission to care for trees and our planet’s future. We inspire and empower organisations, government, communities and individuals with the knowledge and tools to create positive, lasting change at a national and local level. We’ve been supporting young people to plant and care for trees for fifty years.

* Source: 2015 study in the journal Nature, quoted by nationalgeographic.com.