Sponsor a tree

Trees for Streets aims to support the planting of more than 250,000 trees over the next 10 years.

We are one of the first local authorities in the UK to partner with Trees for Streets, the new national street tree sponsorship scheme.

Street trees

Trees for Streets is a project by Trees for Cities, the national urban tree charity. It is funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. It aims to support the planting of more than 250,000 street trees nationwide over the next 10 years.

Why are street trees important?

Street trees provide many benefits, including:

  • capturing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen
  • improving our health and wellbeing – both physically and mentally
  • absorbing air pollution
  • improving air quality by acting as natural filters
  • protecting us from flooding
  • creating shade and cooling
  • making areas we live in that bit nicer

Sponsor a tree

It's easy to sponsor a street tree in your area by making a donation, suggesting a location and providing a few details. The request is sent to us and we will assess the chosen location for suitability. If the chosen spot is appropriate, we will arrange to plant a tree the following winter, which is the best time to plant young trees to ensure they grow and thrive.

As well as sponsoring a tree, there are lots of other ways for you to get involved. Once each tree is planted, it needs watering every week throughout the summer for 3 years to give it the best chance of survival. Litter and weeds will need removing too, to make sure it thrives. 

By donating your time (and water) to care for trees, you’ll be contributing to a legacy for your community. It’s also a great opportunity to chat with neighbours, and enjoy the fresh air these trees provide.

Sponsor a Street Tree

Celebration trees 

We also offer celebration trees, which are planted in parks and open spaces. You can sponsor these in a selection of parks located across the borough. 

A celebration tree can be used to mark the birth of a child, an anniversary, in memory of a loved one, as a gift, or because you'd like to put something back into your community and your local environment.

Whatever the reason or personal meaning it has for you, sponsoring a celebration tree is a great way to help plant more trees in Croydon.

Sponsor a celebration tree