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How to get new trees planted

You can help bring more trees to the borough by sponsoring new planting. This opportunity is open to individuals, groups and organisations.

What is the tree-planting scheme?

Tree-loving residents or groups anywhere in Lewisham can get a new tree planted. All you have to do is contribute to the planting cost and agree to water and keep an eye on a tree for two years.

Register your interest

Alternatively you can get in touch:

Cost of planting a new tree

A group of six neighbours who applied together would each pay only £44. For that they would get:

  • a choice of location

  • a choice of species from a range, subject to our approval

  • professional planting of a specimen of approximately four metres

  • two stakes

  • a guarantee against failure or damage.

When we plant trees

Planting takes place in winter or early spring.

Trees planted so far

Since 2012, over six hundred trees have been planted under this scheme, along with the commitment in principle to fund a further 200.

More information about tree-planting

See the websites below for more information about tree preservation in your area.