Hillingdon Council were one of the earliest councils to join the Trees for Streets scheme, and now new trees have been planted right across the borough!
making a difference on their doorstep
As soon as we started to advertise the scheme in Hillingdon, local residents were quick to get involved and enjoy the benefits that Trees for Streets can offer.
The result is that lots of new trees have now been planted in streets and parks all over Hillingdon borough, from Northwood to Harlington.
We’ve had residents sponsor trees outside their homes, in their favourite local parks, and some have also got together with neighbours to fundraise as a group to get more trees planted.
Read about some of our amazing Hillingdon sponsors:
David and his wife Gillian had been wanting to make their neighbourhood green again for many years. When they heard about the Hillingdon Trees for Streets scheme, they were happy to get involved and give something back.
Three neighbours clubbed together to sponsor a beautiful white cherry tree on their street.
The tree makes a beautiful memorial to the lives of some dear neighbours who sadly passed away.
About Trees for Streets
The Hillingdon Council tree sponsorship scheme is being hosted by Trees for Streets, a national charity tree sponsorship scheme from the charity Trees for Cities. It is supported by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, which is funded by DEFRA and managed by the Heritage Lottery. We’ve had residents get in touch through our website requesting trees to brighten up their streets and make them better places to live and work.
Trees for Streets uses a clever online mapping app that lets residents request to sponsor trees in certain street locations and local parks.
The team at Trees for Streets publicise the scheme around each participating area via leaflets, council emails, social media, PR and building relationships with key contacts in the community.
Planting trees across the borough
Hillingdon Council also took advantage of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund grant money that Trees for Streets had available to plant an extra 40 street trees in the borough.
This DEFRA funding is delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission. Its purpose is to support tree planting in priority areas where there are very few trees, so it’s ideal for greening those urban neighbourhoods where street trees are so desperately needed.
WANT TO GREEN YOUR STREET?
If you’d like to get involved in greening your streets by planting a tree outside your home, on your street or in a local park like the residents of Hillingdon have, it’s simple!
As long as your council is participating in the scheme, all you have to do is use our app to make the request.
If your council is not already working with our charity or doesn’t already have a scheme, there’s an option on our app to complete an “expression of interest”, then we’ll send them a request to get involved on your behalf.