Get involved

If you’re a local resident, parish councillor, business, teacher, landowner, land manager or farmer with land that’d be perfect for tree planting, we’d love to hear from you.

How do I know if my land is a good fit?

Before you join the Hampshire Forest Partnership, it’s important to think about whether your land would be a healthy environment for trees to grow.

Here are some important questions to consider:

  • Have you got permission to use the land for tree planting?
  • Will the trees fit the space as they grow? Think about the size and spread so that the trees, when fully grown, will suit the location
  • Which trees will thrive in your soil type and environment? Different species love different conditions, so it’s important to plant the right ones
  • Will any underground services, like water pipes, be impacted?

We’re unable to use archaeological sites and land with protected species as we don’t want to disturb these important parts of our community.

For more detailed information about how to join our partnership, email us at [email protected]. Or, if you want to learn more about planting trees in your garden, you can read Hampshire Countryside Service’s blog post on how to plant trees.

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How to get involved in your area

A key part of our work is connecting you to your community’s environmental projects.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to find out more about tree planting happening in your local area.

We're just getting started

There’s more information still to come about other ways to get involved, including how you can:

  • create a local forest plan for your parish
  • enjoy fun tree planting events

So, keep an eye out on our news and events page for more information about what’s happening at Hampshire Forest Partnership.

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