Trees For Life
Planting and Protecting Trees Since 1990
Trees are our national treasures – and they need our help. With Bettys Trees for Life, we're working to keep our woodlands growing into the future.
Thanks to the Bettys Trees for Life Project we've been helping to plant and protect trees since 1990. We've planted 3 million trees around the world, including thousands of trees in our beautiful Yorkshire countryside.
We want to raise awareness of the value of trees and woodlands as 'national treasures' in our home communities - beautifying local spaces and supporting a huge variety of wildlife.
With help from the environmental regeneration charity, Groundwork, we're working with children in Yorkshire schools to nurture seeds gathered from native British species to plant 3,000 trees locally in the first year.
We're also pairing up with Hagge Woods Trust to support a 25–acre woodland near York that provides a haven for nature and biodiversity.
Working with the Royal Horticultural Society we are helping to create a 'Trees for Life' wood at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, which will bring to life the ways in which woodlands have been and continue to be vital for people and planet.
You can help support Bettys Trees for Life
A fun trees-themed activity pack for primary school teachers
As part of our Trees for Life work, we’ve created a pack designed to support primary school teachers who want to help their pupils learn about trees and discover the joys of their local environment.
It contains a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that have been tested through our Seedlings at Schools programme, through which we worked with thousands of school children around Yorkshire to plant saplings and learn about the importance of trees. We hope the pack will show how fun and simple it can be to make the most of the natural world on your doorstep.
Click here to download it.
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