Trees make Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s trees are worth £348 million.

They frame our most famous landmarks and tower over our parks, but like all living things they eventually die. It takes 30-50 years for a tree that is planted today to be as large as a 150 year old specimen.

It is time to start planting their replacements now.

Find out how


Request from the public for more trees

Published September 5, 2016

A recent visitor to Edinburgh contacted Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust who was worried about the stately elm and ash trees in key locations... Read More

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Big trees for a big park

Published December 7, 2015

It is tree-planting season, and so Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust grabbed a small break in last week's rain to put 29 big specimens in Hail... Read More

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You need soup – Edinburgh needs trees

Published November 19, 2015

Union of Genius, Scotland's first soup cafe, is the first Old Town business to support Tree Time Edinburgh for trees on Forrest Road. [caption id="... Read More

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Let’s re-forest Forrest Road

Published November 19, 2015

[caption id="attachment_427" align="alignleft" width="250"] Forrest Road sunset www.soulacuity.com[/caption] Forrest Road is the Old Town’s only ... Read More

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Scottish Funding Council supporting Tree Time

Published June 3, 2015

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is the latest organisation to sign up to Tree Time Edinburgh, showing their commitment to the city by contributing ... Read More

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Edinburgh trees in yellow and red (also green)

Published June 1, 2015

Trees are green, but it's their many other colours at different times of the year that make them stand out. Edinburgh's labernum trees come into th... Read More