Sponsor or adopt a Bristol tree

Bristol City Council is dedicated to planting as many trees as possible in our city. In just two years TreeBristol has already successfully planted more than 39,000 trees! However, many more are still needed – especially in our streets. With your help we can plant many more. It is very easy.

How can I sponsor a tree?

You or your community can sponsor a tree that hasn’t been planted yet. This might be for a celebration such as a wedding or a birthday, or for a living memorial – or just because you love trees. The costs of sponsorship is quite small – especially if your community can help:

  • for £295 the Council will provide the tree, plant it and water it for two years to make sure it establishes.
  • for just £175 the Council will provide the tree and plant it, but you will be responsible for watering it until it becomes established.

Finding a tree you can sponsor

  1. Visit the Council’s PinPoint tree sponsorship map to locate a new tree site you can sponsor.
  2. View and select any tree icon on the map to find out more and make your decision.

pinpoint-sponsor-a-tree

  1. Once you have decided, click on View (Adobe PDF format) to open the Sponsorship form.
  2. The form will use a unique tree reference based on the site you have selected – in the example above its: Site: Rockside Drive; tree: Null; plot: 100008.5.
  3. Save the form by selecting File/Save as and select where to save it. You can then email the form to treebristol@bristol.gov.uk.
  4. If you prefer, you can print the form off direct, complete it and post it to TreeBristol at PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS. This is the Sponsorship form.

When the form is received, the Council will check that the site is still available. If the tree is not available, you will be asked to choose another site. The Council will then advise you how to pay, confirm your sponsorship and, once the tree is planted, send you a certificate and a site map of your tree so you can visit it.

If you would like a particular species planted this is possible, though the council does follow careful guidelines which encourage planting the right tree in the right place to ensure sustainability and biodiversity. To learn more, look at our blog on choosing a tree.

Remember, to give your tree its best chance of survival, it will only be planted during the planting season which is between the beginning of December and the end of the following March.

Can I adopt a tree or a woodland?

It is easy to adopt a tree or a woodland that has already been planted for a small cost:

  • £35 to adopt a tree
  • £10 to adopt a woodland share

You can also adopt a tree by placing a plaque on the tree with up to seven words on. This costs £25.

Finding a tree or woodland you can adopt

  1. Visit at the Council’s PinPoint tree adoption map to locate a tree  or wood you can adopt.
  2. View and select any tree icon on the map to find out more and make your decision.

pinpoint-adopt-a-tree

  1. Once you have decided, click on View (Adobe PDF format) to open the Adoption form.
  2. The form will use a unique tree woodland share reference based on the site you have selected – in the example above its: Site: Redcatch Park; tree: Silver birch; plot: 100237.
  3. Save the form by selecting File/Save as and select where you to save it. You can then email it to treebristol@bristol.gov.uk.
  4. If you prefer, you can print the form off direct, complete it and post it to TreeBristol at PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS. This is the Adoption form.

When the form is received, the Council will check that the site is still available. If the tree is not available, you will be asked to choose another site. The Council will then advise you how to pay and post you a certificate and site map of your tree, or a certificate of your woodland share.

If you would like to learn more, visit TreeBristol on the Council’s website or, if you prefer, contact us and we can help you.

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