Trees For Burnley

Do you care about trees in Burnley?

So do we!

volunteers with Above & Beyond award

Beat The Streets

Trees for Burnley are supporting the Beat the Street Tree planting between November 2023 – March 2024. 7,500 trees will be planted across the borough and you can find out more about proposed planting dates and sites at:


The book "Shadows from the Forest" details walks in the Forest of Burnley. Written by Keith Wilson who was the officer at Burnley Council responsible for the project it gives details of 10 walks within the forest. It is available from Burnley Mechanics box office or Peter Thorne (see contact us page) for a minimum donation of £1.


Trees for Burnley won the Green Champions award at Burnley Council's Above & Beyond awards on 1st March 2023.

Long standing volunteer June Evans, who has been with us since the start in the 1990's was highly commended in the Lifetime Achievement section.

The above photo shows a group of us with the awards at the Dunnockshaw planting on 5th March.

Big Plants

Various Big Plant events took place during the winters of 2021-2 and 2022-23 and there will be more next winter. Check our work programme for details.

About Us

Trees for Burnley, a volunteer group working for over 25 years to plant and look after trees and woodlands in the borough.

We have helped Forest of Burnley plant more than one million trees, doubling Burnley's woodland area since 1997.

Trees for Burnley run a monthly Sunday volunteer group at which all are welcome. Activities include tree planting, woodland management and rhododendron clearing at Towneley. There is also a monthly Wednesday group.

Our aims are…

  • To assist in the management of existing woodland that is in poor condition.
  • To help create new woodland in and around Burnley
  • To raise awareness amongst the community about the importance of trees and woodland
  • To assist with funding for other conservation projects undertaken by local people
  • To work with and complement the activities of other organisations in this field
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