You can sponsor the planting of a new street tree in Merton by choosing a suitable location and making a set donation.

We are working with Trees for Streets to make it easier for residents to sponsor tree planting in their local streets. Trees for Streets is a national tree sponsorship scheme from the charity Trees for Cities.

How to apply

Apply to sponsor a tree (Trees for Streets)

The Trees for Streets website will ask a few questions to find out if the location is suitable. You’ll need to enter your payment details, but payment won’t be taken until your sponsorship is confirmed.

We ask for a donation of £195 if you agree to water the tree, or £295 if our contractor is to water it.

What happens next

We will survey the location to see whether it’s suitable. If all is OK, our contractor will plant a 2.5–3m tree between November and March. If you submit your request after 6 December, your tree may be planted the following winter.

If you take on the job of watering your tree, Trees for Streets will send you weekly reminders during the summer for the first 3 seasons.

Why trees are important

Merton aims to increase tree cover by 10% by 2050. Trees can play an important role in increasing our resilience to the impacts of climate change (such as overheating and flooding), improving air quality, and providing wildlife habitats which help maintain and increase biodiversity.