Plant a Tree!

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A partnership between Burnley Leisure and Culture and Burnley Borough Council has helped to secure funding through Trees for Cities, enabling us to plant 7,500 trees across the borough during the tree planting season between November 2023 – March 2024.

Beat the Street was brought to the borough in Summer 2023 through a local partnership including, Together an Active Future, Burnley Borough Council, NHS Primary Care Networks, Canal and River Trust and other partners. It was supported by the National Lottery through Sport England and delivered by Intelligent Health. This activity turns towns into a giant game where points could be earned to win prizes and discover more about the area by walking, running, and cycling. Those who took part turned the points they earned into trees for their teams (schools, work places, sports teams), and will now have the opportunity to plant them as part of this tree planting initiative.

If you would like to plant a tree and help the envirnonment please find details below.

We are encouraging help from individual volunteers, local communities, volunteer groups such as Trees for Burnley, schools, and businesses, to help to plant new woodlands and orchards on 15 sites across the borough.

The 15 planting sites can be viewed on an interactive map by following this link or a pdf is available to view and download here.

The proposed tree planting dates and times are shown in the table below. Please note that these are proposed dates as weather conditions and other factors may require rescheduling and any changes will be made on this webpage.  If you are going to attend one or more of the sessions please book via this link (please note booking is not essential however it helps us to plan resources accordingly).

We will provide tools, trees, refreshments and show you how to plant your tree(s). You just need to come in warm clothes and waterproof footwear.

Suitable for all ages!

Site & What 3 words meeting locationDateTimeType
Bank Hall
Sunday 26th November 202310am – 12pmWhips
Cartmel Drive ///waving.lovely.valveMonday 27th November 202310am – 12pm 1pm – 3pmFruit trees
Wednesday 29th November 20239.30am – 12pm 1pm – 3.30pmWhips + fruit trees
Thursday 30th November 20239.30am – 12pm 1pm – 3.30pmWhips
Lodge Plantation
Sunday 3rd December 2023 *Postponed to be rescheduled*10am – 12pmWhips
Accrington Rd
Thursday 14th December 202310am – 12pm 1pm – 3pmWhips
Highfield Avenue
Sunday 7th January 202410am – 12pmWhips
9 Hole Golf car park, Towneley (changed from Rowley)
Sunday 4th February 202410am – 12pmWhips
Thursday 8th February 2024 *Postponed to be rescheduled*& Thursday 15th February 202410am – 12pm 1pm – 3pm both datesWhips
Disraeli Street
Friday 16th February 20249.30am – 12pm 1pm – 3.30pmFeathered trees
Linear Park
Thursday 22nd February 202410am – 12pm 1pm – 3pmFruit trees
Sunday 3rd March 202410am – 12pmWhips + Feathered trees
Barclay Hills
Thursday 7th March 20249.30am – 12pm 1pm – 3.30pmWhips
Burnley wood Park
Thursday 14th March 202410am – 12pm 1pm – 3pmFruit trees
Bedford Park
Sunday 24th March 202410am-12pmWhips

If you require any further information or wish to comment on the planting sites, then please contact

Pennine Lancashire Treescapes Project Recap

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Back in early 2022 the Pennine Lancashire Treescapes project (PLanT) planted 35,000 trees, creating 95 new micro woodlands across Pennine Lancashire.

PLanT was a partnership between Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Rossendale Councils, the Ribble Rivers Trust and Prospects Foundation and was supported by £160,000 from the Forestry Commission and £11,000 from Trees for Cities.

Here in Burnley, we planted 45 new woodlands with 16,000 native woodland trees and created 5 new community orchards. Community planting days were arranged to help plant the trees with the help of volunteers and greenspaces staff.

The Ribble Rivers Trust helped children from primary schools in Burnley to plant woodland and orchard trees in their school grounds. The children took part in a series of educational activities to learn about the importance of trees for the environment, wildlife and people, as well as what their trees need in order to survive, before planting trees in their school grounds.

All the woodlands trees were planted in public greenspaces and, in addition to the visual benefits, the trees will also help to reduce the impacts of air pollution and risk of flooding, absorb carbon dioxide, improve river water quality, and create new wildlife habitats.