Tree giveaways

Our tree giveaways are back bigger and better!

So far, we have given away over 36,000 free trees at our giveaways since 2019. Contributing to the 173,000 trees planted so far in South Ribble, exceeding the target of 110,000, a tree for every resident.

We are planning to hold more tree giveaway events winter 2024 / 2025.  We will publish the dates here as soon as we have them.  

Even if you have visited our previous tree giveaway events, if your garden could fit more hedging or another tree or two, pop down for a top up.

We would also love to see residents working together to replace their old fences with a beautiful mixed species hedgerow, no painting, no worrying about panels blowing down in the wind, just a wildlife friendly, easily maintained, flower filled, bee buzzing, bird nesting hedge to enjoy all year round.


If you are a resident, school, landowner or business who would like to discuss larger tree planting schemes please email our Climate Emergency Team to discuss how we can help.

All trees we give away are native to the UK and require little or no maintenance and each tree offers something for your garden.

Species previously available 

  • Hawthorn
  • Blackthorn
  • Beech
  • Hornbeam
  • Wild Cherry
  • Field Maple
  • Guelder Rose
  • Hazel
  • Rowan
  • Crab Apple
  • Birch

We would love to see some photographs of your trees and hedges from our previous giveaways - please share by posting on or tagging our social media pages.

Tree planting locally provides carbon offsetting benefits as well as all the other benefits tree bring such as reduced flooding, increasing biodiversity and providing food and shelter for wildlife.

Let's get planting and get nature buzzing in South Ribble.