The Council is keen to encourage the planting of trees in people’s gardens and to promote the many benefits that trees bring to the city. To this end, they’ll give you a tree to plant in your garden to mark your baby’s birth.
If you live in Cambridge and have room in your garden, you can claim a tree on behalf of your child of up to four years old. We also welcome applications from people who wish to celebrate an adoption or to commemorate a loved one.
If you don’t have a garden or space to plant a tree, you could ask your place of work or your child’s nursery or school whether they have space to plant a tree. The tree must be planted in Cambridge.
You can choose from a range of trees that have been selected for their seasonal interest and attractive features. Whether your garden is large or small, there should be a suitable tree for you.
The best time of year to plant your tree is between November and February. Therefore trees are ordered in September – any applications received after 31 August are kept until the following September.
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