Free Garden Trees in Edinburgh












Free Trees is a new scheme which allows local residents to pick up a free tree for their garden in Edinburgh. The scheme is part of the Million Tree City initiative which aims to have a million trees in Edinburgh by 2030. Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust have partnered up with City of Edinburgh Council to help to deliver the free tree giveaway scheme. Its aim is to encourage residents to plant 55,000 trees in their gardens by 2030.

The scheme initially involved distributing 1,000 trees by March 2023 with another 9,000 being distributed the following tree planting season from November 2023 to March 2024. Edinburgh residents can come along to our tree collection events where they can pick up their free tree along with guidance on how to plant and maintain their new tree. Residents are also being encouraged to record where the trees are being planted on Treezilla.

The scheme was launched by Cllr Val Walker, Culture and Communities Convener at the Inch Nursery and promoted by the Edinburgh Evening News. See a video here to find out more.

Thank you to the people who have sent in photos of the trees they have planted


There will be new dates to pick up trees from November 2023.