Plant trees

on your land

 The White Rose Forest team is available to support landowners and their agents to develop tree planting and woodland creation projects across West and North Yorkshire.

Support is free and our expert and local woodland creation advisors will guide your project from an initial plan or idea, through the White Rose Forest Delivery Pathway to delivery on the ground.

Following your initial enquiry via our Contact Us page, we’ll come and visit you on your land to make sure we understand your project requirements. Our team will then provide as much support as you need to navigate the design, planning and planting process. We can provide any additional support you require by accessing the wide range of technical and professional expertise that exists across the White Rose Forest partnership. We may also be able to provide financial support for you to do some of the work yourselves or work with volunteers within your local community.

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We can support your project through:

  • Planning and design: we support a multi-disciplinary approach to designing new woodlands to achieve your objectives and maximise wider benefits to society. We will ensure that the right trees are planted in the right places.
  • Engagement with stakeholders: part of a well-designed woodland is seeking the advice and approval of a range of statutory and local stakeholders. We can support this engagement process.
  • Forestry regulations: regulatory approvals may be required for your project, depending on the scale and location. We will work with you and the relevant authorities to gain any necessary permissions needed for your project to become a reality.
  • Funding: there is currently a range of funding options available to support tree and woodland planting across West and North Yorkshire. We can work with you to match you with the funding option(s) that best suit your requirements. We will also help you with any applications you need to submit.
  • Delivery: if you need help in delivering your project on the ground we can work with the wider White Rose Forest partnership to source not only the trees and materials you need, but also the resources needed to plant the trees. This can include working with local community and volunteer groups.
  • Future management & maintenance: to ensure your woodland delivers the benefits identified we will look wherever possible to create a further package of support and guidance.

At the end of the White Rose Forest Delivery Pathway process you will have a well-designed, suitably funded new woodland.

If you are interested in seeing how the White Rose Forest can help you achieve this please contact us.

100% funding for woodland creation from the White Rose Forest

Bespoke grants are available from the White Rose Forest for woodland creation projects in North and West Yorkshire. Trees for Climate is a funding programme only available in England’s Community Forest areas. Benefits of include:

  • Funding to cover up to 100% of the costs of woodland creation
  • Up to 15 years establishment and maintenance works included
  • Basic payment Scheme (BPS) payments allowed
  • Option to register with the Woodland Carbon Code
  • Very flexible schemes to suit your site requirements
  • Support for fences, gates, paths, benches and more
  • Free advice and support from the White Rose Forest team throughout the design, planning, and planting process.

Trees for Climate is part of the Government-led Nature for Climate fund.  

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Plant a tree in your garden

If you have a garden, then you can help grow the White Rose Forest by planting and nurturing your very own tree and watching it grow for years to come.

Garden trees provide food and important habitats for wildlife, as well as improving the attractiveness of your property.

Some trees do require more space to grow than others and it is important to consider how tall and wide a mature tree will grow before planting. Your local nursery or garden centre, such as The Arium in Leeds, can offer advice on choosing, planting and nurturing a garden tree.

Find out how to choose, plant and care for a tree on the Woodland Trust website.