One Tree Per Child

One Tree Per Child

Volunteer to help us plant trees or have your say on where we plant trees.

One Tree Per Child is a project where we’re planting 24,000 trees in schools, parks and open spaces across Bristol. We’re covering the costs of the trees and the tools used for planting them.

We’ve planted 39,000 trees since 2014 and we’ll plant another 24,000 by 2020. We’re creating plans to show you how we’re going to do this and we’ll share them with you here so that you can comment.

We beat our first target of 36,000 in April 2016. Find out how we did this on the Bristol 247 website.

Volunteer and training programme

Join us this summer on Wednesdays to help maintain new and existing specimen and woodland trees in Bristol.

This will give you a chance to meet new people in beautiful green spaces, whilst we plant new trees and check how the trees are doing.

Look out for additional training days added to our volunteer events programme (pdf, 105k) (opens new window) .

The days run from 10am to 3pm with all tools and training provided free. For more information, contact or call 0117 922 3719.

Volunteer to plant trees

If you’d like to volunteer for One Tree Per Child, contact us at

You can also come to one of our tree planting events.

Arrange for us to visit your school

We can deliver school assemblies and storytelling sessions, covering a range of tree-based topics.

We can also send a tree expert to teach children about trees. If you don’t have spare land to plant trees, we’ll organise somewhere for the session to take place.

If you’d like us to visit your school, email

Have your say on our tree planting plans

You can comment on our draft tree planting plans by:

  • emailing
  • posting comments to Tree Bristol, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9JN
  • contacting us on 0117 922 3719 

Where we're planting trees

Tree planting will begin again in November.

Contact us at or 0117 922 3719 if you want to get involved.