Sponsor a tree in Worthing

About the scheme

Worthing Borough Council has started a partnership with the charity, Trees for Streets, the National Street Tree Sponsorship Scheme. The aim of this scheme is to connect communities with trees, nature, the environment and their neighbourhood.

The aim is to bring more greenery to residential streets, meaning residents can enjoy the benefits that urban trees bring. It is hoped this will also connect communities, giving people a sense of civic pride and ownership over their immediate areas.

The project is part of a wider system of ecological and environmental action being undertaken by the Council and its partners throughout the borough.

Having declared an ecological emergency earlier this year, the Council is putting initiatives that tackle the ongoing effects of climate change on the environment, wildlife and public health at the forefront of its work.

Tell us where you'd like your street tree planted

The Trees for Streets website offers the ability to select a planting location online. You may wish to fill a gap outside your house, outside a local school, or put a celebration or memorial tree in your favourite park.

Trees for streets - residents across the UK with the trees they have sponsored as part of the scheme

Why sponsor a tree?

Trees deliver lots of benefits in our neighbourhoods. By sponsoring a street tree, you'll be helping to:

  • combat climate change and pollution
  • create shade and help with cooling
  • improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in your neighbourhood
  • protect from flooding
  • create a haven for wildlife
  • leave a legacy for future generations to enjoy

By donating your time (and water) to care for street trees, you'll be contributing to a legacy for your community. It's also a great opportunity to chat with neighbours, and enjoy the fresh air these trees provide.

Apply to sponsor a tree - an easy process

Simply submit your sponsorship request along with your donation payment details (no payment is taken until your sponsorship is confirmed) on the Trees for Streets website.

A crowdfunding platform also provides the opportunity for communities to fundraise together.

The tree team will then survey the location to establish whether it is suitable and seek consent from West Sussex County Council who are the responsible authority for managing trees within the public highway. If all is OK, an instant impact 2.5 to 3 metre tree will be planted between November and April.

The tree planting season runs from November to April so that the trees have cooler, wetter weather to flourish in as they get used to their new homes. Once the trees are planted, the residents who've sponsored them will be responsible for watering. Trees for Streets will text or email sponsors each summer to remind them to water their trees, so they can be enjoyed for years to come.

Note: We set a deadline for sponsorship requests on the 3rd December each year for planting by the end of April the following year. This gives us enough time to survey your location, order the tree and schedule the planting.

Find out more about sponsoring a street tree - on the Trees for Streets website

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Page last updated: 26 September 2023

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