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Donate a Tree


Donated trees are supplied and placed by the Arboricultural Section, Culture, Department for Place, in our public parks and open spaces and in some areas along highways.

  • Highways trees are £150 (plaques not permitted) and can only be placed in specific locations around the town. This may be affected by underground and overhead utilities and other street furniture. If your preferred location is not possible and any alternative location is not acceptable a complete refund will be made.
  • Park trees are £150
  • Plaques are £125 (Advantage Card holders £114) - see

Donated trees can be planted in most parks and open spaces however; due to popularity of this service the following sites ARE NOT available for planting:

  • Churchill Gardens
  • Leigh Library Gardens
  • Milton Gardens
  • Marine Parade / Belton Hills Nature Reserve
  • Prittlewell Square
  • Southchurch Hall Gardens
  • Leigh Cliffs East Gardens
  • Thorpe Bay Gardens
  • Belfairs Park - Area around the cafe and bowling greens
  • Southend Cliffs
  • Belfairs Woodland Centre
  • and only restricted areas in Priory Park & Chalkwell Park

If you decide, after meeting on site with a member of the Department, you do not wish to go ahead with the tree; your money will be refunded in full. Upon receipt of the completed application form and payment, a receipt letter will be sent to you and arrangements made for the next planting season.

Please note – all applications need to be received before the end of September to allow trees to be ordered. Planting will take place between December and March.

Should the tree be damaged or vandalised, the Council cannot be held responsible for the cost of replacement.

Should you require any further information, please contact the Arboricultural Section on 01702 215001.

Please note that the scattering or burying of ashes beneath or around trees is prohibited.

Other memorials are also available: details on request or check out the Southend website at


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