Tree Trust

Celebrate or commemorate by planting a tree

Horse Chestnut in Stanmer Park

We have adapted our tree donation scheme so that you can donate the full cost of planting a specific tree or just donate an amount of your choice towards the city’s tree planting.

Planting a tree lets you mark a birth, anniversary or bereavement. Trees also continue to improve the appearance of the city while fighting pollution and supporting wildlife.

You can plant a specific tree in a favoured location at the cost of £308. The price includes planting the tree and a guarantee to replace it should the tree fail to establish in its first year. 

A wide range of trees can be planted on our chalky loam. However some parks have specific landscaping schemes. Please contact us for details.


Where and when can I plant a tree?

As well as tree planting parks and open spaces, it's also sometimes possible to donate trees to complement street plantings. 

Only tree-lined streets where spaces exist can be considered. We'll also need to check the location to see what services and utilities are under the planting area. In some instances it may not be possible to plant trees because of the position of utilities.

The main tree planting season is from December to March (dependant on weather conditions).

A list of parks and open spaces available for donated tree planting is below. If a site is over planted, you may need to select another location. 

Important note for donors

As the venues are for the active enjoyment of all users, it will not be permitted to place flowers at the planting site. Should such a memorial be required, we would respectfully advise the donor to consider a site in the local cemeteries. Unfortunately it will not be possible to allow the fixing of plaques at any donated tree.

You are welcome to be involved in the planting of your tree and we can often tailor planting ceremonies to meet a wide range of occasions and personal requirements.

Tree planting locations

The following parks and open spaces are available for donated tree planting:

Please contact 01273 292929 to enquire about other parks or open spaces or e-mail