Few takers for urban tree sponsorship scheme

A scheme to attract public and business sponsorship for new tree planting in Norwich has led to just 13 trees being planted since it began 2013, it has been revealed.

Image: Martin Pearce
Image: Martin Pearce

Faced with having to cut its budget for new planting, in 2013 the city council launched Trees For Norwich scheme under which individuals, communities or businesses could pay £250 to sponsor the planting and maintenance of a tree outside of conservation areas.

But almost half of which were in just one street, and councillors confirmed at a recent meeting that funding for the scheme would be dropped, though other funding sources for tree planting are being pursued.

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