‘Trees for Life’ can be planted in memory of a loved one, or to commemorate a special occasion like a birth or an anniversary, or to celebrate an event such as a wedding or graduation. Some people just want to make a contribution to their local environment and plant a tree for fun.
You can sponsor as many trees as you like, or just one.
Each tree you sponsor costs £25. In return, you will receive a personalised certificate and an invitation for your group to come to a tree-planting event in Birmingham during the planting season - November to March.
You don’t need to come and plant your tree yourself – if you wish, we can plant it for you.
To sponsor a tree, download the sponsorship leaflet, then complete and return it with your cheque to the address on the form.
Come and Plant Your Tree
You, and/or the recipient of your gift, will receive an invitation to a planting event in Birmingham during the planting season. We will tell you the date (a Saturday), location and time of the planting session, including travel and parking information. Family and friends (young or old) are all welcome to come along. If the date is not convenient for you, and you would still like to plant your tree, we can invite you to the next planting event (which may be the following winter).
At the planting event, the young trees and spades* are provided. Help will be on hand for those who need it. All you need to bring is stout footwear (wellies are good!), warm clothes and gloves. Don’t forget your camera!
Birmingham City Council owns the parks, river walkways and other open spaces where trees will be planted, and will be responsible for looking after the trees and the woodlands in the future. As all the land is publicly owned, you can visit your tree(s) at any time.
* Bring your own spade if you have one!