Tree sponsorship

Help the local environment by sponsoring a tree in a local park or public open space.

Register your interest in sponsoring a tree

You can register your interest in sponsoring a tree in the Aldershot or Farnborough.

The cost of sponsoring a tree

Standard tree - £80 (10/12cm bare root wrapped tree)

The price includes purchase of the tree, digging a hole for its roots, adding compost, installing an irrigation pipe, backfilling, mulching and staking.

Park trees - priced individually

We can plant your tree in one of our parks. 

After planting, we can send you a certificate with a picture of the tree and a plan showing where it is. If you would like to dedicate the tree you can supply wording which will be added to the certificate.

If you want to be in the picture, let us know and we will arrange this.

We do not include individual plaques, but if you want to provide one, we can install a post during the planting process so that you can attach a plaque.

Planting the tree

In parks and open spaces, you are welcome to come along and help with the planting.

Where the tree can be planted

We can plant the tree on land that we own. We do not plant trees on highway verges that Hampshire County Council owns.

After you have chosen the spot where you would us to plant your tree, we will visit the site to check that it is suitable.  There are many factors, which can prevent planting, such as overhead and underground services (including pipes or cables) and footpaths (where tree roots may unsettle paving slabs).

We will contact you to discuss the position and variety of tree. When this is agreed, we will ask for payment before your order is added to the planting list.

The choice of tree

We recommend certain trees to make sure they are suitable for their intended location.

Suitable varieties

We select trees primarily for their growth characteristics, such as their size and crown shape/spread.  This is to make sure they will work well in the environment and not outgrow their location.

Park and open space trees can be larger native species, being a good choice for wildlife and heritage reasons. A park location gives space for bigger spreading growth without growing in nearby roads, footpaths or houses.

Examples of park trees

  • Yew
  • Silver birch
  • Oak
  • Beech
  • Lime
  • Scots pine
  • Wild cherry
  • Ash
  • Whitebeam
  • Common walnut
  • Aspen
  • Sweet chestnut
  • Horse chestnut
  • Sycamore
  • Evergreen oak
  • Maple,
  • Common alder

Deadline for sponsorship applications

The best months for planting trees are December and January.

So that we can plant new trees during this time, our deadline for sponsorship applications is 30 September. This gives us enough time to order the trees, agree and mark the final locations and organise planting. Any applications received after this date will be in included for the following season's planting.

Once the tree is planted

We will be responsible for maintaining the tree.

We cannot guarantee the lifetime of the tree, and we will be unable to replace any trees, which do not establish themselves.

Trees do not normally need watering. But if the tree is outside your home, you can increase its chances of survival by giving it water during periods of drought and hot weather. The irrigation pipe installed close to the tree base will take the water straight to the roots, and any waste water, bath water or even washing-up water will do.

 
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