Tree Planting Initiative

Tree Planting Initiative

Able Canopies… Going Green, One Tree at a Time

Here at Able Canopies, we’re regularly striving to become a greener company that contributes to saving the planet by creating eco-friendly policies for our staff to follow. Our continued commitment to environmental awareness has secured us the renowned ISO 14001 certification for many years, which is something we are particularly proud of.

We are very proud that in 2021, we off-set our carbon footprint by 29.316 tonnes. However, in order to build on our ‘green goals’, we have implemented more initiatives at Able Canopies HQ to off-set our carbon footprint further. We are also aware that many schools will be looking to do the same, as well as teaching their pupils the importance of lowering our planets carbon footprint and helping natural habitats and wildlife to flourish. That’s why we’ve come up with an idea that can help us both meet our goals, all you have to do is choose us as your canopy or shelter supplier.

So, in order to help us both achieve this, in October 2021, we started planting trees for every canopy order we receive for a school environment. We will also plant trees for every recommendation we receive that results in the booking of a site survey, and subsequent order.

The organisation we currently sponsor is Tree Appeal; an environmental organisation that plants trees to create wildlife habitats, combat climate change and make a greener world. They plant their trees in schools, woodland and nature reserves across the UK and Ireland.

Our Green Goal:

Since we started the initative in October 2021, we have planted x200 trees and plan to plant a grand total of 800* trees by October 2023. We will update this page with our progress and tree planting news once the year is up, so be sure to pop back for an update.

*We plan to plant a total of x400 trees however, because we have ‘twin’ each tree planted, we will therefore plant a total of x800 trees; x400 in the UK and x400 in Africa, so we can help the environment in our own country as well as in developing countries too.

What You’ll Receive

For every order placed for a school environment that contains at least one canopy, we’ll plant two trees; one in the UK and a ‘twinned’ tree in Africa.

Once your canopy has been installed, we will send you an aftersales pack which includes your canopy guarantee (if applicable), maintenance schedule and a certificate with your unique tree planting codes. The codes can be entered on the Tree Appeal website so you can find out where your tree has been planted. The certificate is particularly handy as you can keep it for your environmental records.

Free Eco-Friendly Activity Pack

We have also created a free Eco-Friendly Activity Pack which you can integrate into your lessons plans. This free pack contains four different activities along with information and a selection of interesting facts about recycling, pollination and trees.

Complete the form below to download the Eco-Friendly Activity Pack:

Let’s Get Started

By choosing Able Canopies as your canopy and shelter supplier, you will be making an eco-conscience choice and that will have a positive impact on our environment. If you are in need of a canopy in your outside area whether it’s to cover an outdoor dining area, the entrance to your building, a playground or create an outdoor classroom, our canopies will provide the weather protection required.

Call us on 0800 389 9072, email us at or contact us online to request a free site survey.


We will update our Tree-O-Meter each month so keep an eye out as it gradually fills up throughout the years.

Where Have We Planted the Trees?

The map below shows where we have planted our trees so far in the UK and in Africa. Please note, there are less locations shown on the map than there are trees planted, this is because we have planted multiple trees in each location to create forests in each area.

Please click on each location to see the tree species planted there so far.


Would you Like Trees Planted on Your Land?

If you are a school or own a woodland or nature reserve, you can contact the Tree Appeal to apply for free trees. Please note, Able Canopies cannot supply trees directly to your school or organisation, we make donations to the Tree Appeal and they plant the trees in the grounds of their successful applicants. To find out more click here to contact the Tree Appeal.

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