Trees for Cities is the only UK charity working on an international scale to plant urban trees and create greener cities. We get stuck in with local communities to cultivate lasting change in their neighbourhoods – whether it’s revitalising forgotten spaces, creating healthier environments or getting people excited about growing, foraging and eating healthy food.
Since 1993, we have engaged over 80,000 volunteers to plant over 1,000,000 trees in urban settings. Planting trees in cities improves the air quality, provides habitat for wildlife, give us shade, protect us from flooding and make cities safer. Research has also found that spending time among trees can improve our mental health and make us happier!
Our Edible Playgrounds programme transforms school grounds into vibrant outdoor teaching gardens that inspire hands-on learning and get children excited about growing and eating healthy food. They help improve health and well-being, open up access to nature, and provide a fun outdoor learning environment that supports cross-curriculum teaching.