Tree planting opportunities

110,000 Trees Project

As of 7 March 2023, North Norfolk District Council has successfully planted 115,820 trees and hedge plants – one for every resident in the district. Thirty-seven native species of trees and shrubs have been planted in North Norfolk across 134 tree-planting projects. 

The project ran between 2019 and 2023, and over the past four planting seasons, the Council has worked with environmental groups, volunteers, schools and parishes to improve local biodiversity and our green spaces.

Check out our tree map to find out where they have been planted. 

Miyawaki Forest Project in North Norfolk

North Norfolk District Council has planted Miyawaki Forests in several locations across the district.

110,000 trees planted

Why plant trees?

There are many benefits to planting trees, some of which might not be so obvious.

Reduce the impact of climate change

  • Absorb large amounts of carbon, taking it out of the atmosphere and locking it away.
  • Conserve water by trapping rainfall and improving ground water supply.
  • Reduce risk of flooding by reducing the amount of water getting into rivers.

Improve our health and wellbeing

  • Helping those with respiratory problems such as asthma by removing pollutants from the air. 
  • Provide shade to protect us from harmful solar radiation, and also keep us cool.
  • Helps reduce blood pressure, lowers heart rates and reduces stress.
  • Planting trees is great exercise and a great social activity.

Enrich the natural world

  • Provide vital food and shelter for thousands of different species.
  • Prevent soil erosion, improving soil quality for farming and biodiversity.

tree planting at Fakenham Infant SchoolNigel​ Stannett, our Climate Change Project Officer teaches children at Fakenham Infant School how to plant a tree.

Holt Country ParkCllr Richard Kershaw, Cllr Nigel Lloyd and Cllr John Toye at a tree planting event at Holt Country Park.

Planting and caring for your tree

Your tree needs to thrive, so choosing the right planting site and knowing which species will grow in your selected location is crucial. Help is at hand with our tree planting guidance.

Learn more about caring for your tree

caring for your tree