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Tree for Life

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To promote the benefits which planting trees brings to communities, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils offer families a tree to mark the arrival of every new child.

In Mid Suffolk, the scheme was supported by the administration following proposals made by Green Party councillors.


Questions? We've included a Q&A below.

Who is eligible?

Any family living in Babergh or Mid Suffolk which has celebrated a new arrival, both new born and newly adopted, between 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

We also offer memorial trees to parents who've lost a child during the same period.

Please check you're eligible before applying by using this postcode search.

When should I apply?

You can register for your child's tree before or after their arrival, but you must apply before applications close on 10 January 2021.

What if I have a small garden or am renting?

Don't worry, we will also have a tree option which can be grown in a plant pot.

If this isn't possible, please email the Tree for Life team to discuss options as we may be able to find an alternative location in the districts to plant your tree.

Can I plant my tree anywhere I like?

Any Tree for Life must be planted within the two districts.

Is there a choice of trees available?

A selection of trees will be available.

Trees will be specially selected nearer the planting season, where you will be given a choice of species including an option which is small enough to be grown in a plant pot.

How do I collect my tree?

If eligible, you'll be invited to a tree giving event in early 2021, where advice on tree planting and maintenance will be available so the whole family can get involved.

More questions?

Please email the Tree for Life team.

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