The 1st Great Waltham Forest Tree Giveaway


Message from Waltham Forest Council

This Autumn/Winter as part of our ongoing response to the Climate Emergency, we are planning a mass tree giveaway for our children and young people throughout the borough for planting in their own gardens, schools, or local parks and open spaces, during National Tree Week (28th November – 6th December 2021).

Our ambition is to provide children and young people the opportunity to plant a tree whip (a 0.5m-1m high sapling), even those who do not have access to gardens or suitable spaces at home.

For the giveaway we have selected small native trees that work well in residential gardens and smaller spaces.

The list is as follows:

  1. Blackthorn, Prunus spinosa
  2. Bird cherry, Prunus padus
  3. Wild cherry, Prunus avium
  4. Crab apple, Malus sylvestris
  5. Hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna
  6. Hazel, Corylus avellana
  7. Holly, Ilex aquifolium
  8. Rowan, Sorbus aucuparia

If you would like to get involved, you can contact the team directly at

To order simply text us in the following format

(Specie choice + Qty) + (Delivery address = Road No) + (Postcode) + (Forename + Surname)

Eg            A1 D1, 42 Argall Avenue, E10 7AS, Michael Keeton

If you do choose to sign up, advice and information will be available throughout as we work up to National Tree Week.

For more information see

Please be aware that tree requests would need to be placed by the end of July to enable us to order them in time.