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. 

Where and when can I plant a tree?

In almost any of Brighton’s parks and open spaces (please note Stanmer Park is no longer available for planting). In the event of a site being over planted, a second venue may need to be selected. 

Many potential donors will think of parks and open spaces, but it is also possible to donate trees to complement street plantings. While we would be happy to investigate this on your behalf, only tree-lined streets where spaces exist can be considered at this time. However, such locations will be subject to a search for underground services and in some instances it may not be possible to plant trees due to the position of these utilities.

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

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.

What type of tree can be planted?

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

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.

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

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