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Every Tree can change a life

Gone West joined forces with The Prince's Trust to help young people get through COVID 19 and into essential work : planting trees. 

"We need to bring back the Tree Army" 

- Collin O'Mara, National Wildlife Foundation

This kind of robust, hands-on solution gives young-people the tools and motivation they need to support the UK’s wounded economy instead of weighing it down.

Everyone deserves the chance to make a living, preferably on a living planet. This campaign gives young people the chance to have both in a growing industry.

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“The oak sleeps in the acorn” - Danny McGhee,

Prince’s Trust supported young person

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Save a Tree. Support a life.

25% of all funds raised by the Acorns to Oaks campaign, Gone West will donate to The Prince’s Trust’s Young People Relief Fund, and a further 25% to Prince’s Trust programmes in the forestry sector. The total amount donated to The Prince’s Trust is expected to be circa £2 million, split equally between these purposes. The Prince’s Trust is a registered charity incorporated by Royal Charter in England and Wales (1079675) and Scotland (SC041198).”

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Proud Supporters

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ERC is a non-profit organisation, highly qualified in educating and mobilising people to revive degraded ecosystems around the planet.


Ecosystem Restoration Camps


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The Legacy CIC showcases the true value of Enterprise in Societal change. They link entrepreneurs and grass roots initiatives who are working to put nature first.


Legacy CIC




Maelor is a traditional UK nursery and supplier of both the Royal Forestry Society and Confor. Their strict no-importation policy means all trees are all UK grown.


Maelor Forest Nurseries


Frequently Asked Questions

Where will my tree be planted?
Who will plant my tree?
When will my tree be planted?
How can I get involved?
How is this critical aid?
Where will my tree be planted?

If you choose to sponsor a tree, your Acorn To Oak tree will be planted either on one of our UK-nominated Plant and Protect sites, on private land provided by one of our donors or on nationally protected land.

One of our nominated sites will be dedicated to planting a single tree in memory of each person lost to Covid19.

Your tree will be planted alongside other native trees and in time will transform open spaces into healthy woodland, helping to re wild UK countryside, making for diverse habitat that will become home to a multitude of wildlife.

Who will plant my tree?

Who will do the honor of planting your tree? 

1) Young people supported by the Prince’s Trust and members of the local community on one of our community planting days.

2) Gone West's very own team of seasoned planters.

3) You or your loved ones.

If you choose to gift a tree, we will arrange to have the tree delivered direct to your door at the  or to a loved one to be planted at home at the start of the next planting season.

Clear instructions as to how to plant the tree will be provided as as a well as details of where you can access a video demonstrating the process.

When will my tree be planted?

Planting will commence in September to coincide with the next planting season ensuring your tree is given the best start in life, just like the youth you will be supporting with your donation.

How can I get involved?

If you have land and would like to alot of trees planted on it, please contact us and say you're interested in becomming a Plant and Protect zone. We can even organise a community planting day together.

Or if you are a business owner and want to be recognised for your contribution to the planet and those in need, please see our Corporate Benefits page. 

Or if you are an influencer please reach out to us and become a green ambassador. Now is the perfect time to make a difference. 

How is this critical aid?

Below are some examples of what the money raised from the campaign will support.

£12 could give a young person the chance to speak to The Trust’s helpline and get critical advice through The Prince’s Trust. 

£50 could provide a young person in extreme hardship with a food voucher.  

£85 could give one unemployed young person the chance to access a one week online Prince’s Trust course, so they can re-engage in the community and develop critical employability skills for the future  

Gone West - Acorns to Oaks Campaign - 2020 - In Partnership with The Prince's Trust