Sponsor a tree on the ‘Old Nine’ in Middleton Park

The ‘Old Nine’ Tree Trail at Middleton Park is a joint project between Wade’s Charity, The Friends of Middleton Park and Leeds City Council, where the old municipal golf couse is being planted with a collection of specimen trees native to Britain.

The aim is to create a ‘Tree Trail’ that can be enjoyed by generations to come, along with an avenue of spring flowing trees and wild flower meadows to encourage visitors to the park and to help them benefit from their interaction with the outdoors both in terms of physical and mental wellbeing.

The first 25 trees have been planted over the last two years, but we hope to plant another 60 trees over the coming years to complete the tree trail and avenue, with another batch of tree planting this coming winter.

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities where local businesses and members of the public can help to complete the ‘Old Nine’ Tree Trail by sponsoring specimen trees, blossom trees or hardwood benches.

Many reasons exist to become involved with sponsoring a tree. Maybe individuals want a memorial to a lost loved one, or a tree they can watch flourish over the years as a celebration. For businesses it is a great way to enhance their green credentials and take advantage of the benefits of carbon off-setting by planting trees.

Guide prices for trees are £600, but sponsors will receive a certificate, their name on a tree tag and a mention in publicity when the trail is complete and the final 25 trees planted. The cost of sponsoring a Hardwood bench is £750 and would include a plaque with the sponsors name on the bench.

If you are interested in helping us, please contact the Middleton Park Estate Team on (0113) 378 6002 or email parks@leeds.gov.uk


This post is based on a press release issued by Wades Charity


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