People and communities

Hampshire Forest Partnership wants to work with communities to encourage tree planting projects which protect and enhance how we care for and live amongst trees.

Find out how you can help to plant and care for trees in your local area.

Shoots along the routes

Help us reach our goal to plant one million trees by 2050 in Hampshire by supporting our Shoots along the Routes campaign to improve landscape connectivity.

Shoots along the routes campaign

Hands planting a new tree into the soil

Volunteer as a tree guardian

Young trees need a huge amount of water (up to 50 litres a week between May and August), especially during periods of drought. When trees are planted in public areas, they might not get the amount of water they need to live and thrive.

If there’s a recently planted tree near your home that you can water and care for, you can become a tree guardian. When you become a tree guardian, you’ll receive a factsheet of tree care tips and a certificate from us to say thank you.

To register as a tree guardian, email us at [email protected] with information about where the tree is and when you think it was planted. Pictures of the tree would also be helpful. We’ll get in touch to let you know the next steps.

Local tree planting groups

If you’re looking to encourage more volunteers to join your local conservation group’s tree planting project, email us at [email protected] with the following information:

  • name of your group
  • address
  • telephone number
  • email
  • website link
  • the geographic area your group covers

We can then spotlight your group and help get your local community involved in your tree planting events.