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Tree Stories

4 August 2022
Your Street Trees need you!
Young street trees need watering regularly for their first few years, and we're encouraging people like you to help get it done! Here's why...
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11 July 2022
Greening the grey – how trees bring life to our urban streets
We're on a mission to green the grey streets of our towns and cities - let's fill our streets with trees!
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Hot and Bothered? Trees can help
Street trees are real cool customers. Here's how they're helping make our urban environment more comfortable.
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Sponsor Stories – Peter, Chris and David
It’s always really special when a group of neighbours get together to sponsor a tree and give back to their local neighbourhood. We visited Peter, Chris and David who did just that.
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Sponsor Stories: David and Gillian
David's neighbourhood is nowhere near as green as it used to be. So he and his wife Gillian decided to do something about it and sponsor some trees.
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How to use a tree watering Tube
Here’s a video from Trees for Cities showing you what to do if the tree you are watering has a tube in the tree pit.
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Water your Street tree for free!
Young trees need a lot of water to survive and thrive - but did you know you can actually water them for free?
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Sponsor Stories: The Sams Family
The Sams family were the first to sponsor a street tree in their area - and the children have taken on the serious job of watering their new Pear tree.
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Trees for Streets in Bedford
Bedford was one of the first council areas to join our national scheme in 2021, and they fully embraced the chance to re-green their local streets! 
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Sponsor Stories: Nicola
Trees have special meaning for Nicola, so when she heard about the Bedford Trees for Streets scheme, she was inspired to sponsor a tree where there used to be one on the verge outside her house.
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Sponsor Stories: Heather
Meet Heather, one of our many street tree sponsors in Bedford. She donated towards the cost of a new street tree to be planted outside her house.
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Trees for Streets in Cambridge
Cambridge was the first city to join the Trees for Streets scheme, and lots of local residents have now sponsored trees in the city's streets and parks.
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Sponsor Stories: Dilly
Life-long Cambridge resident, Dilly, is on a mission to green-up her street. She started by sponsoring a tree outside her house, and has big plans for the rest of the neighbourhood.
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Trees for Streets in Hillingdon
Hillingdon Council was one of the earliest councils to join the Trees for Streets scheme, and now new trees have been planted right across the borough!
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How do I get my council to join Trees for Streets?
We’re working with a growing number of UK councils to plant more trees. If you'd like your council to get involved, here's how to let them know.
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Filling Coventry with trees
Coventry is the latest city to join the Trees for Streets National Street Tree Sponsorship Scheme. Let's fill our streets with trees!
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Let’s make Bristol greener
Bristol has joined the Trees for Streets national scheme! Let's fill Bristol with trees.
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Trees for Streets in Haringey
Haringey’s residents have leapt at the chance to help re-green their local streets. They’ve thrown their support behind our national street tree sponsorship scheme.
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Greening a treeless street
These Haringey residents decided they wanted their treeless street to be greener. They now have a whole street full of beautiful trees.
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Trees for Streets in Croydon
Croydon’s residents have leapt at the chance to help re-green their local streets. They’ve thrown their support behind our national street tree sponsorship scheme.
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How trees support our mental health
Trees lower our blood pressure, reduce stress levels, and make us feel calm and happy. They are vital for our mental and physical health.
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Sponsor Stories: James and Sue
James and his mum, Sue, love trees, and they want to see more of them on Croydon’s streets. They sponsored a tree for the empty tree pit outside their home, and are already enjoying the new addition to their street.
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Sponsor Stories: Raquel
Raquel wanted to bring nature back to her West Croydon street by sponsoring a new tree, helping to improve wellbeing and mental health for the whole neighbourhood.
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Sponsor Stories: Addiscombe Railway Park Friends
The Addiscombe Railway Park Friends group sponsored several trees to be planted in their local park, which was created from a strip of disused railway line.
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Sponsor stories: Dilan
Dilan’s on a mission to green up his neighbourhood. He sponsored a new tree for an empty pit where there hasn’t been one in a long time, and plans to sponsor more trees locally.
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A tree for every school in West Green
Councillors of the West Green ward in Tottenham wanted a lasting way to thank the staff at local primary schools - they ran a fundraising campaign to plant trees, which was a huge success!
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Sponsor Stories: Pablo
Introducing Pablo, the first person in Cambridge to sponsor a tree using the Trees for Streets app. Here's his story...
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Making Wood Green…greener
Andrew wanted to put trees back into the street where he lives and works - his business sponsored some trees to make the neighbourhood greener.
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How to water your  street tree
Now that the weather is warming up, it's time to think about watering. Here's our advice...
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Sponsor a Tree for the Queen’s Jubilee
Celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee this year by sponsoring a tree - you don't even need to have a garden!
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Fundraising for neighbourhood trees
Residents of Albany Road in Haringey wanted their street to look as good as the one round the corner, so they set about fundraising to plant trees that they could all enjoy.
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Planting a tree for every house sold
Tatlers Estate Agents have joined forces with us to to help get more street trees planted in the London borough of Haringey.
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Bring wildlife to your street
We often talk about the benefits of living close to nature, and it's something that everyone can appreciate. Here's how trees can bring more nature to your street.
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The right tree for your street
There's a lot to consider when planting a tree in your street. Dr Matthew Ling of the Cambridge Canopy Project sheds some light on the work that goes into getting it right.
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Celebration Trees: a gift with a difference
Sponsoring a Celebration tree means you can help to plant trees in the green spaces in your community - where everyone can enjoy them!
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Sponsor Stories: Eve
Eve lives in Addiscombe in Croydon, and couldn't wait to embellish her beloved neighbourhood with a new street tree.
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Crowdfunding for a Greener  community
This Bedford community ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to transform their neighbourhood by lining an entire street with trees.
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Grow your business while greening the community
Trees make our towns and cities more welcoming and appealing, and improve our health - but did you know sponsoring trees is good for business too?
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Sponsor Stories: Lindsay
Lindsay sponsored a tree for the empty pit outside her house - she couldn't wait for it to be planted!
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Haringey Council’s Tree Sponsorship Scheme
Haringey was one of the pioneer councils to join us in 2021, and tree sponsorship is proving very popular with local residents.
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Sponsor Stories: Frederick
Frederick is keen to turn his street from grey to green – and is making sure his neighbours know all about Trees for Streets.
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Sponsor Stories: Tracy & Graham
Tracy and Graham thought that sponsoring a tree outside their childhood home was a lovely way to remember their late parents.
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Sponsor Stories: Kelly
Kelly has lived in the Limehouse area for over 20 years. She chose to sponsor a tree in a local park in memory of her niece.
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Getting a tree ready for street life
A street tree is very different from a sapling that you might plant in a park or garden - Keith Sacre of Barcham Trees explains what it takes to make a tree street-ready.
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Sponsor Stories: Petri
Petri misses the forests of Finland, where he grew up. He sponsored a tree next to his house to bring a bit of that forest feel to the street where he lives.
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Join our mission: Let’s fill our streets with trees
Tree-lined streets should be the norm. Trees improve our health, wellbeing and quality of life, they are essential.
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Sponsor Stories: Sarah
The first Trees for Streets tree was planted in Haringey! Sarah sponsored a tree for the empty pit outside her house, and got her wish of having a cherry tree planted.
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Sponsor Stories: Barbara
Barbara chose to sponsor a tree in a local park in Bedford as a lasting way to remember her late husband, and celebrate his life.
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How Street Trees help make our roads safer
We know they make our streets greener, but did you know that street trees can make our roads safer too?
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Sponsor Stories: Michelle
Michelle chose to sponsor a Celebration Tree as a positive and lasting way to remember her late mother.
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Sponsor stories: Gavin
Tree-watering hero Gavin is no stranger to keeping street trees topped up in the summer.
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Sponsor Stories: Helen
Helen loves trees so much, she's turned her front garden into a woodland glen. We met her on a sunny September day in Cambridge.
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