Trees for Reading

Making Reading greener, healthier and happier

Trees for Reading logo

As part of Ethical Reading’s Sustainability programme, we’re mobilising Reading-based businesses to help make our town greener, literally, through our Trees for Reading initiative. This will enable Reading to enjoy more of the many benefits urban trees can bring. 

Trees planted so far

Funded by a single business

Funded by the local business community

Funded by the people of Reading

Funded by the Urban Tree Challenge Fund (Forestry Commission)

Trees planted in 2019-20: 8

Trees planted in 2020-21: 20

Trees planted in 2021-22: 51

Businesses supporting Trees for Reading

Tree sponsors

Business community tree-planting fund contributors

Collection box and donation page hosts

Community involvement

For schools

If you’re involved with a local school and think there might be space on the grounds where we could plant some trees, we’d love to know about it.

Schools could also be very powerful in helping us get the word out about Trees for Reading. Imagine if all the pupils at your school wrote to the employers of their parents or guardians letting them know about the initiative and suggesting that they might like to contribute.

If you’d like to talk about your school getting involved, please email us at [email protected].

For individuals

In response to feedback, we’re also accepting smaller donations from individuals, to build up a community tree-planting fund.

We planted our first community-funded tree in February 2019 outside Reading Town Hall, in association with Brighter Futures for Children, to help children in care feel Rooted in Reading. In 2021 we planted three trees in honour of people who have lost their lives to Covid-19 and other respiratory conditions.

Find out more here or, to donate, click the button below.

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