Earlier this year, Bradford Council pledged to plant a tree for every primary school child in the district – 55,000 trees – over the next two years.
Trees play a vital role in absorbing carbon – they remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store the carbon in wood. In woodlands the carbon builds up and is locked away in the soil.
We are now putting plans in place to make this happen and working with Trees for Cities, Forest of Bradford (BEAT), Bradford and Leeds Fruit Trees, Town Councils and our communities.
We would like to invite schools to get actively involved in this project in the following ways:
- Tree for Every Child Woods: A chance for schools or classes to come along and help to plant two new dedicated woods with public access.
- School Orchard: Start an orchard in your school. We will provide trees and training to fill the fruit bowl!
- School Trees: A bundle of native trees (with support and instructions) to increase the number of trees in school grounds.
- Take Away Trees: We will provide a limited number of smaller trees suitable to take home and plant in the garden.
To find out more and register an interest in any of the above please email
We hope to officially launch Tree for Every Child during National Tree Planting Week – 28 November to 6 December.