Sponsor A Tree; create a memory, celebrate an event, a person(s) or future well-being of our planet

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Dr Seuss

Trees are a valuable part of our culture, think of poetry without them. Our economy; fuel, building materials and the paper we need for the everyday and those special events. The environment, especially the air we breathe, they are home to all manner of wildlife and they are beautiful. They enhance our sense of wellbeing and improve our mental health.

Yet we take them for granted, imagine St Peter’s Street without those beautiful London Plane trees. Twenty years ago through the efforts of the Civic Society, as part of its Tree Sponsorship Campaign and in partnership with St Albans City & District Council (SADC), 33 were planted, at a cost of £10,000. Since then The Civic Society’s and SADC Tree Sponsorship scheme has raised almost £25,000 to plant trees all over the district. However, it can still and must do more, we know the world needs more trees if we are to combat climate change. So when you want to create a memory, for whatever reason, then consider sponsoring a tree or trees.

In addition to the tree planting, there is a special Tree Book of Remembrance organised by the Society with optional free entry for any sponsored tree. Each tree and any dedication is captured by an artist to mark or celebrate an event, an organisation, anniversary or birthday. It is on display outside the Council Chamber. They say the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, well we did that, and the second best time is now. So be a part of this and please sponsor a tree, make a memory and help create a greener, cleaner St Albans and our planet.


How to become a sponsor

The Tree sponsorship scheme is managed jointly by St Albans City & District Council & St Albans Civic Society. To find out more visit the sponsor a tree page of the Council website .

For an estimate or Application Form Telephone 01727 866100, the Council’s Landscape & Trees Section or email: trees@stalbans.gov.uk or download the Tree sponsorship application form

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Do you know of a project that might deserve recognition in the Society’s Awards? These can be for new developments, large or small, but could be for a small extension, restored windows on a period property, or a rebuilt wall. Its not just about buildings either. Remember the Society’s Awards cover things that enhance the quality of St Albans environment or amenities and the Trevelyan Award is presented for a conservation project.

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