Support for tree and hedge planting

The Trees Call to Action Project (TCAP) is an exciting new project which helps farmers, community groups and other landowners to access funds and expertise for tree and hedge planting.

If you are interested in planting trees on your land, TCAP can offer the following:

  • Help and guidance in finding, accessing, and applying for grants/funding for tree planting
  • Assistance for tree planting plans; when, where and which trees to plant
  • Volunteer training in tree planting in one of The Heart of England Forest planting areas
  • Management and ongoing maintenance plan for your new tree planting site

Each newly-planted tree is a step towards meeting ambitious national targets to treble tree planting rates in England by 2025, as well as Warwick District Council’s target of planting 160,000 trees by 2030. Tree planting is crucial to meeting the UK’s net-zero targets and will help the recovery of our native biodiversity, as well as connect people to green spaces.

There are many benefits to tree planting within your community including:

  • Cleaner air
  • Mitigation from noise pollution
  • Visual screening from roads and buildings
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Building community spirit
  • Improving green spaces for general health and wellbeing
  • Providing homes and food for wildlife, increasing biodiversity

The Trees Call to Action Project is funded by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is being delivered by staff from four partner organisations: the Heart of England Forest, Stratford-upon-Avon District Council, Warwick District Council, and Wychavon District Council.  You can find more information about the project and the individual Project Delivery Officers on The Heart of England Forest website (

If you are interested in planting trees on your own private land, or on community-owned land, please contact Amy Bambridge on 07843 810345 or