About the project

Million Trees is an ambitious and exciting project launched by Derbyshire County Council. The project aims to facilitate the planting of a million trees in the county by 2030 to tackle the effects of climate change.

Derbyshire County Council aims to facilitate the planting of trees through engagement with volunteers, businesses, partners and landowners. We can provide tailored guidance and we are keen to hear from anyone who would like to get involved with the project. Learn more about how you can support Million Trees by going to our get involved page and general enquiries can be sent through our contact us page.

We know trees improve our landscapes and our health and wellbeing, but did you know about the environmental benefits of planting trees? Here are just a few: trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere helping to reduce the effects of climate change, improved soil quality, natural flood management and increased wildlife habitats and biodiversity.

We encourage you to record any trees you have planted since June 2021 onto our interactive map so these can be added to our totaliser! Submit yours through our map page.

A timeline

Historical milestones


The Million Trees project was first conceived.

October 2021

The first trees get planted, within the Million Trees project.

March 2023

The official launch of the Million Trees project website.

April 2023

The launch of our interactive map to record your trees!