autumnal hornbeam at Bog's Bridge, Colinton Dell, Water of Leith
This is a great opportunity to celebrate the beauty of trees and to plant trees either in your garden or in the local area, by joining up with other people in your community!
Edinburgh is a very green city, with lots of places to enjoy trees, including Colinton Dell, Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh Botanic Gardens, Hermitage of Braid and Cammo Estate. Just outside Edinburgh we have Dalkeith Country Park (with it's amazing ancient oak woodland) and Calder Wood. I feel very lucky to be so close to so many woodland areas!
If you're looking for a Tree Week event in your area, please check out the Tree Council's Near You map.
Founded as the national tree planting campaign, the Tree Council has become a major UK charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment.
The Woodland Trust is also celebrating National Tree Week! The Woodland Trust is the UK's largest woodland conservation charity and the leading voice for woods and trees. They are committed to protecting, restoring and creating woodland across the UK.