Youth for Trees Guide

What is this guide about?

  • It is about how young people can learn about and promote the value of trees and forests and work for their future management and protection.

Who is it for?

  • Leaders and educators of student and youth groups of 15+ year olds. 

What does it offer?

  • Ideas, guidance, practical activities, case studies and links.

What are the objectives?

  • Enabling young people to explore, experience, and engage with trees and forests in terms of their own future.

  • Enabling young people to learn about and promote the value of trees and forests.

  • Enabling young people to volunteer, develop enterprises and find careers.

  • Developing their teamwork, creativity, skills, project management and entrepreneurship.

  • Developing their public participation, civic competences, citizenship and political engagement.

  • Ensuring a future for young people with trees and forests.

  • Ensuring a future for trees and forests with young people.

Who produced the guide?

  • The Youth for Trees Project partners 

  • Susted – UK

  • Iroko – ES

  • Aspea – PT

  • Warsaw University of Life Sciences - PL

Where is it freely accessible?

  • It will be freely accessible on the Youth for Trees website – in early 2022.

  • The Youth 4 Trees European Project is a three-year Erasmus + Youth Partnership project with partners in the UK, Spain, Portugal and Poland.

  • This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.



Introducing trees


  • Preparing for the future – for young people, for trees and forests and for a sustainable, climate-friendly world.

  • Exploring trees and forests – Why trees and forests are valuable for the future.

  • Training and education – How to get more education and training about trees and forests.


Promoting trees


  • Organising group projects and activities – How to organise youth and student activities with trees and forests.

  • Raising awareness – How to raise awareness about the value of trees and forests.

  • Checking our impacts - How our consumption and lifestyle impacts trees and forests.

  • Influencing decision-makers – How to influence decision-makers about the value of trees and forests.

  • Campaigning – How to campaign about the value of trees and forests.


Working with trees


  • Being creative – How to create with wood and trees.

  • Being enterprising – How to be an entrepreneur with trees and forests.

  • Volunteering – How to find volunteering opportunities with trees and forests.

  • Thinking about careers – Why consider a job with trees and forests.