TreeBristol: Sponsor a tree

TreeBristol: Sponsor a tree

We’re planting a new generation of trees and you can support us by sponsoring tree.

TreeBristol is a scheme for planting trees in Bristol’s open spaces, parks, grass verges and streets.

We plant trees in new sites across Bristol. We also replace lost street trees. Since 2005, we’ve planted thousands trees as part of TreeBristol.

The last order for trees being planted this season will be the end of December 2021, any trees bought after this date will be planted during November 2021 to March 2023.

Sponsor a tree

You can sponsor a tree that hasn’t been planted yet. This could be for a celebration such as a wedding or birthday, or for a living memorial.

It costs:

  • £295 for us to provide the tree, plant it and water it for two years to make sure it establishes

You can also buy a plaque for the tree with up to seven words on. This costs £25.

Find a tree to sponsor

  1. Look at the map to see where you can sponsor a new tree
  2. Select the tree icons on the map to find out more
  3. You'll the be given the option of selecting a sponsorship form
  4. Save the sponsorship form
  5. Fill out the form and email it to treebristol@bristol.gov.uk or post it to Tree Bristol, ABS Multi-Disciplinary Team 4, City Hall, PO Box 3399, Bristol, BS1 9NE

When we get your form, we’ll check the tree is still available and let you know how to pay. If the tree isn’t available, we’ll ask you to choose another.

We’ll post you a certificate and site map of your tree.

See our TreeBristol terms and conditions (pdf, 182KB) (opens new window) for sponsoring or adopting a tree.

New tree planting location

Use our report a problem with a tree form to suggest a new tree planting location.

Help water our trees

We've had a record year of tree planting. For the first time we've planted over 1,000 street and park trees. 

We've planted across the whole city with an emphasis on areas with low tree canopy cover and higher social deprivation, working with partners including:

  • Forest of Avon Trust
  • Forestry Commission
  • Trees for Cities
  • the Bristol Tree Forum

All the newly sponsored trees are on a two year watering and maintenance contract, but we’d like you to help the trees in your area establish.

If you help water the trees in periods of hot and dry weather it will help them grow strong, quickly. 

A bucket or a watering can full of water, early in the morning or later on in the evening is ideal. You can even use your washing up or shower water.