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Tree hubs

When trees and shrubs are not collected and planted immediately after harvesting, they are stored in a Tree Hub. A Tree Hub is an important link between harvesting and planting.

What is a Tree Hub?

In a Tree Hub, trees and shrubs from different harvest days from different locations come together. They are temporarily stored in trenches until they are picked up by a planting site. Tree Hubs come in different shapes and sizes. From a small Tree Hub in a someones’ back yard, to a community garden, to an acre of land on a farm. A Treehub’s main activity is to take care of, and distribute the saplings to parties who want them, as shown below:

What is a give-away day?

Before the saplings can be planted, they need to be given away to the planting locations! During a give-away, the Tree Hub is pleasantly busy. Planting locations come to collect trees and shrubs. When a Tree Hub creates a sign up link for the give-away using the treeplanner, people who want saplings choose a time slot and indicate how many trees and shrubs you would like to take. Every give-away event is different. At some locations, one can choose what trees and shrubs they want while at others, you will be given a pre-assembled package. Depending on the harvest brought in, certain tree species are available.

Tree planner

The Tree Planner is a digital platform on which everyone wanting to participating in More Trees Now can be connected. Tree hubs, harvest supervisors, planting locations, volunteers: they all get a profile in this online system. In the Tree Planner, you can organize and sign up for a give-away day, harvest or planting days.

Tree Hubs

Tree Hubs in the UK and Ireland

Tree Hub manual

The treehub in practice

Are you curious about what’s involved in setting up and running a Tree Hub? Then check out the Tree Hub manual!