The Pennine Lancashire Treescapes Project (PLanT)

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The pennine Lancashire Treescapes Project project will plant 35,000 native trees to create 95 new micro-woodlands across Pennine Lancashire.

Community planting days are being organised to enable local residents to help plant the trees, which is great for boosting physical and mental wellbeing, meeting new people, as well as doing something positive for the environment!

After a busy January-March 2022, we’ll announce new dates for community plantings here in the future.

Tree Planting in Burnley

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

Here in Burnley, we aim to plant 45 new woodlands with 16,000 native woodland trees  and we will also plant approximately 10 new community orchards.

To find out where trees will be planted near where you live, please click here.  To comment on the proposals and suggest sites for tree planting, please email:

The Ribble Rivers Trust will help children from primary schools in Burnley to plant woodland and orchard trees in their school grounds. The children will take 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, on average, 100 trees in their school grounds.

All the woodlands trees are being 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.