Trees can be sponsored across the borough in various locations. They can be placed in the street outside your home or office or in your local park. Sponsoring a tree can be used as a way of celebrating a special occasion or to commemorate a loved one. You are also improving your surrounding environment. Trees clean the air by soaking up harmful pollutants. They soften the urban landscape and can increase property values, while providing homes and food for local wildlife.
You sponsor the cost and planting of the tree and we’ll do the hard work. Once the tree has been planted, we will provide you with some handy tips on how to take care of the tree. We do encourage sponsors to get involved in the aftercare of the tree as this can be a rewarding experience. Young trees require at least three years aftercare.
Trees are planted between November and April to give them the best possible chance of establishing. Some examples of suitable species and costs are listed below. Please remember that these tree species are just a guide. If you have a suggestion of your own, please feel free to discuss this with us.
Sponsor a Street Tree
£250 (cost as of January 2020)
- Flowering Cherry (Prunus pandora) – small tree with ascending branches with pale pink blossom in March and early April
- Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta') – small tree with a narrow columnar habit, good for tight spaces, white flowers in spring
- Ornamental Pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer') – medium size tree with columnar habit, leaves turn orange and red in the autumn
- Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia 'Sheerwater seedling') - medium size tree with columnar habit, leaves turn orange and red in the autumn
- Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea 'Robin Hill') – small tree with rounded crown, white flowers in spring and leaves turn red in the autumn
- Swedish whitebeam (Sorbus intermedia 'Brouwers') – medium size tree with ascending branches, white flowers in spring produces red berries in September
Sponsor a Park Tree
£250 (cost as of January 2020)
There are a wider variety of trees available to plant in Parks – we can recommend species prior to confirming the planting of your sponsored tree.
How to sponsor a tree
- Parks and Client Services
1st Floor River Park House
225 High Road
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