Dedicate a new tree to a loved one or to celebrate an event, in a natural UK woodland, by a conservation organisation.
Prices vary with location, the size of tree, and availability of a plaque
The National Trust,
Plant a tree in memory or celebration of a loved one via the National Trust, and you will support their aim of planting 20 million trees over the next 10 years. Their is a suggested minimum donation amount of £5 as this is what it costs to plant one new sapling. You can donate more.
Saplings are not planted in any specific National Trust location in the UK and will not be marked. You cannot be there to see the sapling planted. A certificate of planting will be sent within 5 working days.
Manchester City of Trees
City of Trees is the Greater Manchester part of the Northern Forest. They plant trees across Manchester during tree planting season (November – March). These can be sapling trees in urban areas, new woodland, orchards, in schools as well as street trees.
You can attend any tree planting events throughout the year, promoted on their website (www.cityoftrees.org.uk/events).
They also hold a special ‘Dedicate a Tree’ planting event on a Saturday in March (date and location project dependent) which you will receive an invitation to.
You will get a personalised PDF e-certificate which contains your tree dedication, but no location is specified. No plaque or other memorial can be placed against any tree you plant.
John Muir Trust, Scotland
John Muir Trust's Plant a Tree gift supports work to regenerate native woodlands in three wild Scottish landscapes, restoring ecosystems and encouraging the return of wildlife such as pine marten and red squirrel. The three locations where your tree can be planted are Skye. Glenlude on the Scottish Border or Schiehallion, Perthshire HIghlands.
The £15 cost includes the planting and protection of a sapling and comes with a gift pack that includes a certificate with personalised message, a confirmation letter and information about the conservation work supported. These are sent within 10 days of order.
The Woodland Trust, UK Wide
You can make a dedication in a number of selected Woodland Trust woods across the UK, allowing you to choose somewhere meaningful. Each sapling tree or area is only dedicated once so will be unique to you. Dedications start from just £20 for a single sapling or you can dedicate a woodland from £250 per quarter acre..
The Woodland Trust will send you:
a certificate with your own personal message
information about your chosen wood with a map to help you find the dedicated area.
The pack is sent the by post but if time is of the essence, it can be sent instantly by email. You can also choose to have it sent either directly to you or to your loved one.
Swansea Council, Wales
Swansea Council's 'Adopt a Tree' scheme
offers the opportunity for businesses, organisations or individuals to dedicate a young tree in your choice of their many public gardens, parks or leisure areas.
New trees can be donated for £300 for private individuals and £360 for businesses or organisations (incVAT).
In recognition of the contribution they will suspend from the tree a personalised stainless steel plaque, engraved with the words of your choice The donation will fund and maintain the tree and the engraved plaque.
Tree planting will usually be carried out during the months of January and February or when conditions allow. Orders must be received prior to December 22nd of the prior year.
RSPB Celebration Wood, Peak District
RSPB's Celebration Wood is part of the Peak District National Park, with views over the Dove Stone Valley.. In dedicating a tree in the wood, RSPB will plant a young 1.5 - 2 meter high tree guaranteed for 10 years
You can choose from a selection of native trees and attend the planting of the tree, the timing of which is arranged with you. You may bury ashes underneath and wildflowers will also be planted under its boughs. You may return to visit..
You will be offered two handmade leaf-shaped ceramic markers inscribed with a short message of your choice. One stays with the tree; the other is yours to keep.
If you aren't able to be at the planting of your tree, RSPB can send a photo.
The suggested donation price is £495, which covers the purchase and care for the tree and the Celebration Wood.
The Future Forest Company, Scotland
The Future Forest Company are regenerating two estates in Scotland.. All the trees they plant are native broadleaf species - the right tree, in the right place.
Once you have placed your order, they will send you an email confirming your tree order. Their teams are busy planting trees throughout the planting season, so as soon as they have planted your sapling, they will send you your personalised tree certificate, including a photo of your sapling, the species and what3words geolocation so you can even visit! the site.
Heart of England Forest, Midlands
Dedicate a sapling tree in the Heart of England forest in South Warwickshire and you will support the project to grow the largest new native forest in England.
For £12, Trees are not individually marked trees but your tree will be right at the heart of the forest as it grows. They will also send you a certificate afterwards.
For £35, you can have your tree tagged with your personalised message on a metal tag and you will be sent a certificate, map and a grid reference to help you find your tree.
For £150, you can have a tree planting ceremony with personalised plaque.
Trees for Life,
When you order your gift, a native tree sapling will be planted for you by Trees for Life in the Scottish Highlands, They will send you, or the recipient of your choice, a colourful certificate with your own message. There are 4 certificate designs to choose from.
A printed certificate is £19.99 including free UK delivery. E-certificates are £17.99. Each certificate includes one tree and more trees can be added for £6 each.
Your tree(s) will be planted at Dundreggan, near Loch Ness. Dundreggan includes ancient Caledonian pinewoods and birch and juniper woodlands. The tree (s) will not be identified and you cannot plant it yourself, but can visit the planted area.
Friends of the Lake District, Cumbria
Your gift of a tree sapling will be planted by Friends of the Lake District in the beautiful Cumbrian and Lake District landscapes.
Your gift goes towards the management of land in the Lake District and Cumbria to create diverse, healthy and sustainable landscapes for all.
You or your recipient will receive a personalised card and certificate to say thank you.
As a small charity they aim to process and deliver your order within 10 working days.
Brighton & Hove City Council Tree Trust
Through Brighton & Hove Council Tree Trust it is possible to plant a young tree in one of 20 parks in the city of your choice .
The main tree planting season is from December to March (dependent on weather conditions). The cut off date for applications for each tree planting season is 30 September. If they receive your request after 30 September, your tree will be planted during next year's planting season, starting in December.
You are welcome to be involved in the planting of your tree and they can often tailor planting ceremonies to meet a wide range of occasions and personal requirements.
It will not be permitted to place flowers at the planting site, nor possible to affix a plaque.
Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust
Dedicate a native broadleaf tree sapling with YDMT helps create new woodlands in and around the Yorkshire Dales.
Step 2 = Select to receive your tree dedication by post or online.
Step 3 = If you choose to receive your tree certificate by email your will get it straight away. For postal orders they send you or the recipient of your gift) a personalised certificate. You can also send a woodland gift card with your own personal message printed inside.
The National Forest, Midlands
The National Forest is a 200 square mile forest spanning Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. Each tree sapling order comes with a personalised certificate and a choice of 6 tree species, Oak, Hazel, Rowan, Silver Birch, Lime or Wild Cherry .
Trees are planted in the next available planting season, which runs from November to March, and orders placed from 1 November 2020 will be planted during the 2021/22 season. The tree saplings are 40-60cm tall. At the end of the season, the location of the woodland is confirmed and how to visit but individual trees are not marked. Alternatively you can join one of their special planting events, and personally plant your tree in the Forest
Every year Moor Trees volunteers plant thousands of native trees around Dartmoor and South Devon.
They can plant on or more saplings on your behalf for a relative or to honour an important event.
They cannot be specific about the planting site until 2 weeks beforehand.
Planting is on a Sunday by volunteers and you can take part if you wish.
Your tree will not be identified as it will be part of a whole conservation woodland. They cannot guarantee public access after planting. as it could be private land. A certificate of planting is provided.
Wildwood is Kent’s best British wildlife park. Home to over 200 native animals, past and present and set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland.
Over 600 native trees are being planted at Wildwood Trust in Kent as part of a fantastic new ‘wilder blean’ project in partnership with Kent Wildlife Trust.
If you dedicate one of these saplings you will receive a certificate by email which you can personalise with the recipient’s name, a fact sheet with information about this conservation programme, and a personalised plaque (30 characters max) that will be displayed at the entrance to the woodland area, The plaque will be displayed for 12 months. Specific trees cannot be allocated.
Bristol City Council,
TreeBristol is a scheme for planting trees in Bristol’s open spaces, parks, grass verges and streets.
Bristol Council plant trees in new sites across Bristol. They also replace lost street trees. Since starting in 2005, they have planted thousands of trees as part of TreeBristol.
You can sponsor a young tree that hasn’t been planted yet in many locations across Bristol that you can choose frome. This could be for a celebration such as a wedding or for a living memorial.
£295 for us to provide the tree, plant it and water it for two years to make sure it establishes
£25 for a plaque for the tree with up to seven words on.
Once planted the Council will post you a certificate and site map of your tree.