Sponsor Trees

Please note, planting requests through us for Winter 2017/18 have closed. Enquiries and requests are welcomed for planting in Winter 2018/19.

Orders for the current planting season will close on 1st July 2018. This is to enable us to process your requests and to do all that needs doing to fulfil our obligations to you.

In association with Lewisham Council Street Trees for Living (previously Brockley Society Tree Committee) has raised funds for the planting of approx 450 trees since 2012. Over half of these will be planted this winter. Lewisham council is currently undertaking its four-yearly audit of all the trees in public space. In the near future all will be easily identified on an updated map here.

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 plant the trees for us at a fixed price of £295 (correct as of 1 March 2018). 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 £295 cost is for trees planted in existing tree-pits recorded on the council's system, and can be found here under "condition/tree pits". 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 over. For 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, Street Trees for Living liaises with sponsors, establishes that there is 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.

Money is payable to Brockley Society by single BACS payment per tree, or group of trees, unless arranged otherwise. All sponsorship for the 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 contact us if you have any queries or click the link below 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.