Our tree breeding work takes many years and we have a long way to go. We are the only organisation doing this work with broadleaved trees in the UK and we need your help.

There are several ways you can support Future Trees Trust:

Follow us on social media

We are a charity and we are looking to create more awareness around what we do.
You can contribute to our work simply by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and helping to spread the word.
Please tag a friend who loves trees and invite them to like our page.

Donate to our work

Making a donation to support our research will help us breathe new life into our woodlands.

  • A donation of £100 will enable us to employ a team of climbers to climb a plus tree to secure grafting material to plant into our seed orchards
  • A donation of £500 will enable us to assess an entire oak research trial for annual growth, disease and form
  • A donation of £1000 will enable us to buy 1000 rootstocks onto which we can graft cuttings from our plus trees
  • A donation of £5000 will fund a scientist to evaluate the genetic gains made over 20 years in our silver birch trials

If you would like to help us, please send a cheque payable to Future Trees Trust to us at Future Trees Trust, 3 Queen’s Square, Chalford Hill, Stroud, Glos. GL6 8EG. Thank you.

Leave a legacy

Leaving a gift in your will for Future Trees Trust will help us achieve our mission to have flourishing, healthy and productive woodlands that can prosper for future generations. We know your first priority when making a will is to provide for your loved ones, but your gift, however large or small, will make a lasting difference and won’t cost you anything now.

If you do decide to remember Future Trees Trust in your will, you may prefer not to share your decision with us. However, if you’re happy to let us know about leaving a gift in your will, it will be encouraging for us to know that in the future your gift will help us carry on our work.

If you already have a will, talk to a solicitor about adding a gift to Future Trees Trust. If you don’t have a will yet, a solicitor will be able to help you draft one (it’s easy to find a local solicitor). You can choose to leave a Pecuniary Bequest, which is a specific amount of money, or you may prefer to leave a Residuary Bequest, which is a certain percentage of what’s left over after your other wishes have been carried out. Alternatively, you could leave us an item of value such as a painting or piece of jewellery which can be sold to support our work. Please note that Future Trees Trust is unable to offer legal or financial advice, and we recommend that you seek professional advice before you make your will.

Provide land

Are you a landowner who would like to help with our work? We partner with landowners across the country to plant seed orchards and trials. Our seed orchard hosts are abl