Sponsor Trees

Please note, planting requests through us for Spring 2017 have closed. Enquiries and requests are welcomed for planting in Winter 2017/18.

In association with Lewisham Council Brockley Society has facilitated the planting of approx 200 trees in the last five years, over 60 of them on the map here. In the near future all will be easily identified on an updated map here of all the trees in the public spaces of Lewisham.   
  
We are eager to consolidate this success. However, every single new tree is the result of sponsorship, as councils are not obliged to plant or replace trees. Sponsors can be businesses, organisations, private individuals and syndicates, and we hope you will consider being one!  

Lewisham Council have agreed to plant the trees for us at a fixed price of £240 (correct March 2017, and held since 2011). This sum includes an approx 4m tree with stakes and fencing, a guarantee against its failure or damage in the first two years, and a label carrying the sponsor's name, or a name in commemoration, if desired. 

The £240 cost is for trees planted in existing tree-pits recorded on the council's system, and can be found here under "condition/treepits". Tree pits are locations where trees have been planted in the past, and are referred to as such even if they are tarmac'd/paved overFor other locations, sponsors must indemnify the council for exploring/excavating a non-viable pit at an extra potential cost of £100 - however, in our experience of planting nearly 200 trees, this sum has not yet been charged.

As part of the scheme, Brockley Society liaises with sponsors, establishes that there is overall local support for the planting, and supports and manages volunteers who perform the essential watering for the first two years. The next planting will take place in Winter 2017/18. Species and locations can often be chosen, but the final decision is the council's.

If this appeals, please register your interest by clicking on the link below. In the hope that your neighbours may also wish to be involved and share the sponsorship cost, the committee can supply free flyers printed in colour at A6 size.

Money is payable to Brockley Society by single BACS payment per tree, or group of trees, unless arranged otherwise. All sponsorship forthe year is transferred by the society in one sum to Lewisham Council in the Autumn preceding planting, and money will be returned if for any reason your tree is not planted as agreed. Brockley Society is a registered charity and your sponsorship can be considerably increased if you complete a Gift Aid form at the same time, available on request (UK resident taxpayers only). 

Please of course contact us if you have any queries, and/or click the following link to register interest. This would not be taken as a commitment, and we would aim to get back to you within a few days. 

Thank you. 

The Tree Committee
The Brockley Society