A big cheer for Trees!
24 November 2021
By Hayley Carmichael
National Tree Week celebrates the benefits of trees for wellbeing and our climate, get planting this winter.
Nov 27th to 5th December - get involved
National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, running from Saturday 27 November to Sunday 5 December. All over the UK people will be planting thousands of trees to mark the start of the winter tree planting season. This is the best time to plant while the sap is low.
You can find out more about it here – including ways to get involved with planting trees yourself.
Trees are great way to help tackle carbon emissions, capturing carbon as part of their growing process, they also help improve air quality and wellbeing. NHS Forest has some great information on the benefits of trees and green spaces.
Our ongoing Care Without Carbon programme, to help us reduce our impact on the environment, encourages everyone to make use of green spaces for wellbeing in both mind and body and National Tree Week is the ideal excuse to get out and spend some time in nature. Many NHS Trust sites have small garden areas, trees and grassy spots where you can take some time for yourself.
To support National Tree Week, why not make the pledge ‘I dare to care for Green Spaces’ through Care Without Carbon? Just click here, select your organisation from the list and make your pledge.