Marking National Tree Week 2020


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National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, which heralds the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March each year).

This year, it’s taking place 28 November – 6 December.

The Tree Council first established National Tree Week in March 1975 to support national replanting of trees after the outbreak of Dutch Elm disease.

Since then, the event has brought together people from all over the country to celebrate trees and their contribution to our lives.

Current coronavirus restrictions mean things will be a little different this year. But the Council is supporting an impressive programme of arts and culture events, to help mark the occasion.

Click here for more details, or to find an event near you.

Last National Tree Week, we republished this great piece by renowned nature writer Polly Pullar. Polly is a strong advocate of rewilding — and planting new trees is a big part of that philosophy.

It’s also worth revisiting this article published to mark the UN’s International Day Of Forests. It demonstrates just how important the natural world is to “The People’s Friend”, and to our readers.


For more from “The People’s Friend” team, read our blog here.

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Iain McDonald

I am the Digital Content Editor at the “Friend”, making me responsible for managing the flow of interesting and entertaining content on the magazine’s website and social media channels.