Sponsor a tree

Let’s fill London’s streets with trees


We’re proud to announce that The Mayor of London has partnered with us, at Trees for Cities, to fund up to 1,000 new trees in priority areas across the city.

Through our tree sponsorship scheme, Trees for Streets, this project will help green the grey in some of London’s most deprived neighbourhoods.

For every tree sponsored by a resident or local business in a participating borough, the Mayor will sponsor one further tree.

And you can take part by sponsoring a tree in one of our participating boroughs*.

instant impact

These trees are semi-mature 7-9 year old specimens that are between 3-4 metres high, so they have an immediate impact on their surroundings, helping to provide shade and tackle flooding, as well as improving the health and wellbeing of local residents.

Where will the extra trees
be planted?

The Mayor’s sponsored trees will all be planted in priority locations, such as areas where there is low canopy cover, deprived neighbourhoods, school streets and children’s playgrounds.

Who can get involved?

Local residents and businesses can request to sponsor a tree in a location of their choice, whether outside their house or in their neighbourhood. They can also volunteer to take on the job of watering these trees – a vital part of making sure they survive.

The big picture

The scheme is available in Barnet, Ealing, Croydon, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, Islington, and Tower Hamlets.

Our long-term vision for London is to have 20-25 boroughs participating, adding 200+ trees a year each, which will amount to 50,000 sponsored street trees over 10 years. Each tree will represent a resident who’s made a difference to the nature on their doorstep, or a local business who’s put something back in their community.

Q. What if my London borough isn’t taking part?

A. If your council isn’t participating in this scheme yet, and you’d like to sponsor a tree in your area, you can ask them to join by sending an Expression of Interest.  All you have to do is fill in a short form giving your details – this will let your council know that you’d like to get involved.
It also means that if they do join Trees for Streets later, you’ll be the first to know!

More information here.

Making London greener

Sponsorship brings another strand of funding potential to local authorities to help boost their planting numbers. Many local residents and businesses want to contribute to the effort to green our city, and Trees for Streets provides an easy mechanism to facilitate this.

Next steps

For residents

If you’re based in the London boroughs of  BarnetEalingCroydonHaringeyHarrowHillingdonIslington, and Tower Hamlets great news! Your council is already participating in this initiative.

All you need to do is pick the spot where you’d like a tree on our interactive map, answer a few quick questions, then make your donation – we’ll do the rest!

For councils

Places within this Mayoral initiative have filled up very quickly. However, we are now speaking with local authorities wanting to join Trees for Streets early next year.

We’d love to help you raise additional funds for street trees and provide a wonderful way to engage with your residents. If you like to find out more please email team@treesforstreets.org

These additional street trees will be planted in areas where they’re most needed to improve resilience of neighbourhoods in our city, building a better, greener and more sustainable London for everyone.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan


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