Free trees for communities from the Woodland Trust 13 August 2018 Community organisations can apply now for free tree packs from the Woodland Trust to plant in November. Resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides and other not-for-profit organisations are eligible. Informal groups can also apply: "You don't need to belong to an official organisation. You could even set up a group for the purpose of planting, but you must be not-for-profit. The most important thing is that your group is willing to take on the planning, planting and care of the saplings."