Somerset Tree Planting Register

Closes 31 Jan 2033

Opened 3 Apr 2024


Somerset Council published a 10 year Tree Strategy in June 2023 to enhance and protect Somerset trees and woodland across the county.

Amongst its ambitious aims, the strategy sets out a plan for planting 240 hectares of new trees and woodlands each year across the county until 2033.

From Somerset’s famous apple orchards to Exmoor’s mighty oaks, the aim is to increase the county’s tree coverage from its current 8% to the national average of 13% and more if possible. 

We know there are many groups, farmers, residents, organisations and businesses that are involved in planting trees and hedgerows, so it's important that we record and celebrate their efforts. 

By mapping your tree planting, it will help us to know if the county is on target to meet its important planting goals.

Why your views matter

We are building a map of new tree planting across Somerset. We would like to hear about tree planting activities you are involved with, to allow us to measure the increase of Somerset's tree coverage and recognise the collective efforts of the people of Somerset.

We encourage you to put your trees on the map, and be part of the journey to a greener more sustainable Somerset. It should only take around 5 minutes.

Before you fill out this form to map your trees please note:

You can group all planting activity undertaken within a one mile radius on one form, but if the planting sites are more than one mile apart, please enter these on a new form. 


Tell us about your tree planting