Tree donation scheme

The tree donation scheme allows you to make a contribution to Greening Penrith. With a single donation of £40, you can have a tree planted within the town.

Who is behind the tree donation scheme?

The Greening of Penrith Group, together with Westmorland and Furness Council, are working on a tree donation scheme as part of the broader Greening Penrith scheme.

Read about Greening Penrith on the Penrith Action for Community Transition (PACT) website for details of the scheme.

How much do I have to donate?

You will need to donate £40 towards the costs of providing and planting a tree.

What type of trees do you plant?

The trees are of an agreed type, as some species are not suitable.

Where and when is my donated tree planted?

The location of the tree needs agreement, as some locations may require the permission of the Highways Team.  Planting of the tree is at an agreed time and date that will best suit the species of tree and will take into account the resources available.

Who will look after my tree once planted?

Depending upon where the tree is planted, it could be the Highways Team or Contracts Team (Eden) for Westmorland and Furness Council, who are responsible.

Can I put a memorial plaque next to the tree I have donated?

If you would like a memorial plaque next to your tree, please send details of the plaque to the Contracts Team at the address below.  We will consider proposals for small discreet plaques on a block. The responsibility for plaque maintenance falls to the person donating the tree.  Please be aware you cannot place a plaque in any of our woodland burial areas.

What happens if my tree gets damaged?

Depending on where the tree is planted, either Highways Team or Contracts (Eden) for Westmorland and Furness Council will replace it.

Can I provide my own tree?

Sorry, no.  The £40 is a donation towards the costs involved in the purchase, delivery and planting of a tree.  This also helps us to ensure the quality of the trees purchased.

Who do I contact about donating money for a tree?

Contact the Contracts Team on the details below.  They will be happy to discuss this with you.

Last updated: Wednesday, 10 April, 2024.