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National Tree Week - We Need You!

National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March each year).

Running from 27th November to 5th December, National Tree Week is a great opportunity for people to help improve their local and global environment.

We are looking for our tenants to get involved by helping us to find ‘homes’ for trees. All trees are young and have been carefully selected to ensure they are suitable for our local gardens in terms of size and climate.


How can you help?

Simply contact us and we will advise you of suitable tree types. You can choose from delicious fruit trees, such as apple and pear, beautiful flowering trees such as Cherry Blossom, and leafy ‘wildlife’ trees.

Who do I contact?

Telephone the GreenCare Team on 01772 268324, or email with your address and contact details.

What will we do?

We will take care of everything! – From digging and planting to ongoing pruning and any other required maintenance.

What do you get out of it?

Apart from the obvious beauty a new tree brings to your garden and local community, trees also help improve air quality, preserve soil, and support local wildlife.


Gateway Facts!

Did you know?

  • Ash dieback is a fungal disease expected to kill 80-90% of ash trees in the UK. This disease is apparent on some of our estates.

  • Currently, roughly 5% of Preston has tree-cover.

  • Community Gateway replanted 50% more trees than we removed between 2018-21, as part of our commitment to protect the environment.

  • One of our new Gateway Promises is to replace every felled tree with at least two saplings.


Why should we plant more trees?

  • They help absorb pollutants,

  • They help protect landscapes from flooding and erosion,

  • They help protect homes from overheating in summer,

  • They help protect homes from noise and strong winds,

  • They provide habitats and a travel corridor for wildlife.