Celebrate with a Landmark Tree

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You can now register an interest, or apply to receive your tree to plant in winter November 23-24. If you're not able to complete all the questions on the online form put ‘TBC’ in any mandatory questions you’re unable to answer and this will allow you to progress through the form and submit it.

All local communities across Cornwall are being offered the chance to plant a landmark tree in their community to celebrate what is special to their community.

As part of the Forest for Cornwall programme and, with funding support from the Woodland Trust Emergency Tree Fund, a free standard tree is being offered to each parish or town council.

Planting a tree or trees to mark an event or celebrate a person has been a long tradition and we hope this offer will help communities celebrate what or who is important to them through planting a tree and capturing those stories for the future, and sharing those stories with us. By doing so we hope it will create a ‘community of celebratory trees’ across the length and breadth of Cornwall. We are also hoping these landmark trees will inspire those communities not already involved, to plant trees, and to spread the news about the Forest for Cornwall. It is not just one woodland but trees planted all across Cornwall, in gardens, parks, roadsides, hedges, schools and fields.

The tree can be planted to celebrate or commemorate a person, place or event in the local community, and the Forest for Cornwall team are looking forward to hearing the stories behind each celebratory tree. It can also be planted in support of the Plant Britain initiative.

You can choose from a list of trees we have suggested which we believe should cover most community planting situations in Cornwall. All trees will be UK Sourced and Grown.

Trees can be planted on local parish, community or privately owned land so long as there is good public access to it and an undertaking to care for and maintain the tree for 15 years and the trees will be available for planting in November 2023.

Applications must be submitted online through the form below, and you will be notified of the outcome a couple of months after the application deadline. If you are unable to complete the application online or you have any problems completing or submitting the form please contact us using the 'Ask a Question'/'Clarification Questions' form below. If you'd like to nominate another group to make the application on behalf of the community that's fine but please let us know who you're nominating using the 'Ask a Question' tab below, and you will need to share your application link with them.

If your community or local landowners have aspirations to plant more trees, hedges or woodland, there is lots of guidance and links to help you go about it on the Forest for Cornwall website.

If you're a school or community planning to plant trees in winter 2023/24 the Woodland Trust is providing Free Community Tree Packs which you can apply for here. For more guidance to other sources of support and trees, please visit our Free trees page. We'd encourage you to apply as soon as possible to guarantee getting them for this winter's planting, as demand is likely to be high.

You can now register an interest, or apply to receive your tree to plant in winter November 23-24. If you're not able to complete all the questions on the online form put ‘TBC’ in any mandatory questions you’re unable to answer and this will allow you to progress through the form and submit it.

All local communities across Cornwall are being offered the chance to plant a landmark tree in their community to celebrate what is special to their community.

As part of the Forest for Cornwall programme and, with funding support from the Woodland Trust Emergency Tree Fund, a free standard tree is being offered to each parish or town council.

Planting a tree or trees to mark an event or celebrate a person has been a long tradition and we hope this offer will help communities celebrate what or who is important to them through planting a tree and capturing those stories for the future, and sharing those stories with us. By doing so we hope it will create a ‘community of celebratory trees’ across the length and breadth of Cornwall. We are also hoping these landmark trees will inspire those communities not already involved, to plant trees, and to spread the news about the Forest for Cornwall. It is not just one woodland but trees planted all across Cornwall, in gardens, parks, roadsides, hedges, schools and fields.

The tree can be planted to celebrate or commemorate a person, place or event in the local community, and the Forest for Cornwall team are looking forward to hearing the stories behind each celebratory tree. It can also be planted in support of the Plant Britain initiative.

You can choose from a list of trees we have suggested which we believe should cover most community planting situations in Cornwall. All trees will be UK Sourced and Grown.

Trees can be planted on local parish, community or privately owned land so long as there is good public access to it and an undertaking to care for and maintain the tree for 15 years and the trees will be available for planting in November 2023.

Applications must be submitted online through the form below, and you will be notified of the outcome a couple of months after the application deadline. If you are unable to complete the application online or you have any problems completing or submitting the form please contact us using the 'Ask a Question'/'Clarification Questions' form below. If you'd like to nominate another group to make the application on behalf of the community that's fine but please let us know who you're nominating using the 'Ask a Question' tab below, and you will need to share your application link with them.

If your community or local landowners have aspirations to plant more trees, hedges or woodland, there is lots of guidance and links to help you go about it on the Forest for Cornwall website.

If you're a school or community planning to plant trees in winter 2023/24 the Woodland Trust is providing Free Community Tree Packs which you can apply for here. For more guidance to other sources of support and trees, please visit our Free trees page. We'd encourage you to apply as soon as possible to guarantee getting them for this winter's planting, as demand is likely to be high.

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    Can you apply for a tree for your own garden space

    Jan Barnes asked 9 months ago

    Dear Jan - many thanks for your question. This project is aimed at planting a Landmark Tree in collaboration with the local parish council and in a site that has public access. If you would like to plant a tree in your own garden we doing a series of Back Garden Forest tree giveaways where you can collect a free tree for your garden. These are being held in Falmouth (Monday 23rd October at Falmouth Art Gallery), Penzance, Newquay, Truro and Camborne (dates to be announced via our website and social media). 

    Best wishes

    The Forest for Cornwall Team

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