little trees to people
who promise to plant them
The world is going through a lot right now. We wanted to do something positive to help make a little difference.
We'll be giving away little tree saplings around the country over the coming year.
Our aim is to give away and plant 2,000,000 trees over the next five years, with your help.
Little Free Trees is a non-profit organisation dedicated to giving away and planting trees. Lots and lots of trees! This planet is our home. We have to look after it together. Planting a tree is a small gesture of kindness that will grow and give back to the planet for years to come. Providing oxygen, absorbing CO2, encouraging biodiversity and making the world more beautiful in the process. Little Free Trees was created by Indigo Daydream.
During the course of 2021 and in the build up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, we'll be giving away lots of little tree saplings.
We're also teaming up with local community groups, schools, colleges and anyone else who would like to set up a tree planting initiative.
We have a wide variety of tree species to give away. In most cases they are very young cuttings/saplings being planted in the ground for the first time. Each tree that we give away comes with a tree planting guide, spiral guard and bamboo stake for tree support.
It’s well known that trees reduce global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But did you know they also have a fantastic range of other benefits? Here are just a few of them...
Wildlife and biodiversity
Trees provide both a home and a sustainable food source for hundreds of wildlife species. From birds and butterflies to bees and bats and lots of other creatures that don't start with the letter b!
By planting a tree, you're not just helping the planet recover from the effects of climate change, you're also a home builder for weary animals, insects and birds.
Trees reduce pollution by trapping dust, smoke and pollen. That can have a huge effect on your health and overall comfort, from reducing asthma symptoms to allowing you to enjoy the summer without itchy eyes.
Cool down your town
Buildings and roads absorb the sun's heat and make cities much warmer. The evaporation from a single tree has the power of 10 room-size air conditioners working 20 hours a day, significantly cooling our urban environment.
These days, this one is of great importance. Planting trees improves water quality and prevents topsoil from washing away, reducing the risk of flooding.
MUSIC WITH AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Inspired by Music Declares Emergency, throughout the month of November we're teaming up with musician Indigo Daydream to plant even more trees. Indigo Daydream's debut single, Life Might Not Be Real, will be released on 5th November and for every person that streams the song on Spotify during November, we'll commit to give away a little free tree.
If you don't already have Spotify, you can download and sign up for free. Indigo Daydream have also created a music video for Life Might Not Be Real, that shows a famous London street being taken over by trees and encroaching nature. So, look out for that on YouTube too.