The county council has set a target to plant a tree for every county resident, meaning that over 750,000 trees will be planted around the county over the next few years. Lincolnshire has one of the lowest tree cover rates in the UK at just under 4% - compared to a national tree coverage rate of 13%. As Lincolnshire has large areas of arable agricultural land, it has not tended to have extensive woodland areas.
The council has been working to increase the number of trees around the county, including planting trees on its land and supporting landowners to plant trees. In January 2022, they planted over 15,000 trees as part of the Treescapes Project, which the Forestry Commission funded. Following this, they are looking to work with landowners, businesses, sports clubs and parish councils to plant trees.
If you are planting a tree in your back garden or planting hundreds of trees around a farm - you can register the trees using this form. They will be counted towards the countywide tree planting target. You can play a part in reaching the target, whatever the size of your planting project. The map shows where all of the trees registered so far have been planted.
If you have a site capable of taking over 300 trees and are interested in planting trees on your land you can apply for a tree planting grant and we will be able to advise you on the grant option best suited to your site.