Climate change

Community Tree and Bulb Planting Scheme

We are offering free tree whips and bulbs to Parish and Town Councils, schools, colleges, charities and local community and voluntary groups within our district. 

Applicants can apply for a maximum of 4 x 100 mixed bulbs plus 2 x 50 mixed tree whips.

Two of our priorities in the Climate Change Strategy are to improve biodiversity and green spaces and increase the planting of trees and bulbs to help protect the natural environment. In turn this will deliver benefits to tackle climate change as well as having a positive impact on the wellbeing of local residents.

The planting of tree whips will also support ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’ initiative. We have set aside 18,600 native trees and 73,000 bulbs to bundle up planting packages to encourage biodiversity and pollinators.                           

The tree whip packages will consist of 50 trees:

  • Field Maple
  • Hazel
  • Hawthorn
  • Blackthorn
  • Dogwood
  • Spindle
  • Hornbeam

The Bulb package will consist of 100 bulbs:

  • Daffodils
  • Crocus
  • Autumn Crocus
  • English Bluebells
  • Snowdrops
  • Winter Aconite

You can also add your jubilee trees to The Queen’s Green Canopy Map on the Queens Green Canopy website.

If you would like to take part in this wonderful opportunity, you can apply using our online form. 

Apply online

Feel free to share your successes and photos and inspire others on your own social media channels and tag us in. You can also email your pictures to us at marketing@braintree.gov.uk for us to share.

You can find our social media channels at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions, email us at communityplanting@braintree.gov.uk.


The closing date for applications is 29 October 2021.