Each year many people wish to sponsor new trees in Merton. We
are very happy to receive this help in our efforts to make the borough greener.
You can ask for a tree in your local park, your child's school
or your housing estate. Certain venues are particularly popular, among them Cannizaro
Park, Morden Park and South Park Gardens. It is also possible
to sponsor work to improve woodlands.
You will be asked to contribute to the cost for the tree.
We apply the following basic guidelines when considering requests.
- The Greenspaces Team (Arboricultural Section)
decides the appropriate species and locations in line with council tree policies. The potential sponsor
is therefore given options regarding site and species with maps showing the proposed planting locations.
- The trees planted are of varying cost. Contributions to our planting
costs may therefore also vary, depending on species, size and difficulties of sourcing. If a sponsor’s
suggestion is considered particularly appropriate, we may decide not to ask for the full cost but reserve
the right to do so.
- We will make every effort to ensure that a sponsored tree survives
and in most circumstances will replace in the case of failure. However, we also reserve the right to
refuse to replace failed or vandalised trees where is appears that the replacement is likely to suffer
the same fate.
- Traditional plaques
of the plantings are of a commemorative nature, and we know that sponsors would often like to fit a
memorial plaque. We regret that we can only do this in exceptional circumstances at our discretion.
London Borough of Merton
Merton Civic Centre
Telephone: 020 8545 3990