Notes for Sponsors 2019
We are currently co-ordinating our next tree planting day - Saturday 9th February 2019. Businesses wishing to sponsor trees for February 2019 please contact us before Friday 7th December 2018.
Cost of sponsorship:
- A €1 / £1 donation covers the cost of planting at least one tree.
- Fruit trees and orchards may be sponsored at €20 per tree.
- Donations and sponsorship funds are used for the following:
- Purchasing trees: We buy a large number and variety of trees each season for our planting projects.
- Other costs: Insurance for the planting events. Packing, wrapping and labelling of trees. Delivery and distribution of trees. Office and administration costs. Monitoring of planted trees and replacement of failed trees.
Tree planting and management notes:
- Sponsored trees are planted at appropriate sites to establish small woodlands, shelter belts, coppices, hedgerows, wood-pasture, orchards and agroforestry projects.
- Trees are planted on farms, at community sites, in schools and colleges and with other landowners who look after and manage the trees as they grow.
- Your trees may be planted at more than one site depending on the number of trees and availability of appropriate planting sites in the area. Where possible we keep all the trees on one site.
- We don't own or formally lease the land where trees are planted. Our landowners plant the trees themselves and then monitor and report on tree survival and growth to ensure successful establishment of trees up to and beyond five years from planting. The project provides advice and guidance on management and depends on good long-term relationships with landowners.
- We plant native Irish trees grown in Ireland. The most common species we plant are downy birch, common alder, oak (sessile & pedunculate), Scots pine, hazel, rowan, crab apple, hawthorn & blackthorn. We also plant apple trees and other fruit and nut trees.
- We don't guarantee that every tree will live to old age (though many will). We work to establish continuous tree cover that will be managed as a sustainable resource for many generations. Selected trees may be thinned, coppiced or felled in future years, some trees will blow down in storms, others may be attacked by pests and diseases. Trees drop seed and/or put up new growth from the roots; continuous cover management allows constant regeneration and permanent tree cover in the landscape.
Locations, planting certificates, visits and media notes:
- You can choose which county your trees go to be planted when you make your donation.
- You'll receive a certificate of planting in February with details of the tree species, numbers and location of planting. You'll also get a copy of our logo and project summary for use on your website and other media.
- You'll be listed on our map of the trees as a local sponsor.
- You'll receive updates on the progress of your planted trees as they establish and settle in and updates on other project news.
- We don't run large media and marketing campaigns or offer guaranteed exposure. Sponsors are encouraged to send out their own press releases and campaigns which must be checked by our team before release or publication.
- Helping with planting. Sponsors and employees are welcome to help with the planting of their trees but must have made contact with us by 7th December 2018 for this to be arranged.
- Visiting trees. We can arrange sponsors visits to tree planting sites by appointment.
All sponsorship enquiries please email to imogen[at]treesontheland.com