Tree Council

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"The Tree Council is the UK's lead charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment. It was founded as the national tree planting campaign that would follow up the success of Plant A Tree In '73, encourage action for trees and run National Tree Week." [1]

"The Tree Council was founded in 1974, with government backing, as the umbrella body for UK organisations involved in tree planting, care and conservation. The idea was to keep up the momentum of National Tree Planting Year 1973 (with its slogan of “Plant a Tree in ‘73”). Today the Tree Council’s members range from professional non-governmental specialist and trade organisations, including other conservation charities, to local authorities and government bodies.

"One of The Tree Council’s first actions (in 1975) was to organise National Tree Week and since then members of the royal family, including The Queen and Queen Mother, every Prime Minister at Chequers, and many more public figures have planted trees on behalf of The Tree Council as part of the winter planting festival." [2]


Accessed October 2012: [3]



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  1. Tree Council About, organizational web page, accessed October 14, 2012.
  2. Tree Council Who we are, organizational web page, accessed October 14, 2012.
  3. Tree Council Trustees, organizational web page, accessed October 14, 2012.