There has never been a more important time for businesses to show real leadership and give back to nature. Trees for Life has been working with businesses for over 25 years to help rewild the Scottish Highlands, and offers a range of partnership options to organisations of all sizes.
Over two thirds of consumers want brands to take a stand on environmental issues.
Did you know that well over two thirds of consumers want brands to take a stand on environmental issues?* Indeed, 92% of consumers say they have a more positive image of a company when they stand up for an environmental issue.**
Your partnership with Trees for Life will be rooted in your Corporate Social Responsibility goals. Our team is here to help you maximise your environmental impact with giving advice and marketing support. There are a number of ways you can give back to nature today:
You can become a partner and commit to an annual fundraising target More →
You can plant trees in the wild Scottish Highlands with an online corporate grove More →
Sources: *Sprout Social’s ‘Championing Change in the Age of Social Media’ report; ** Cone Communications 2017
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I plant trees for my business?
Q: What is a corporate grove?
A: A corporate grove is a digital portal where you can contribute trees or donate money on behalf of your organisation. Your grove is a public page on our website, where your contributions and donations are recorded in a timeline. You can add your own images, your logo, and your own text to make it fit with your brand.
Q: How much does it cost to plant trees with Trees for Life?
A: It costs £250 to set up a corporate grove with Trees for Life. After that, each subsequent tree costs £6.
Q: Can I use your logo?
A: Use of our logo is reserved for our Silver, Gold, and Platinum partners. If you would like to find out more about becoming a partner, please click here. We ask that if you are not a partner, you kindly refrain from using our logo.
Q: Can you help me promote my giving?
A: We offer marketing support, such as images and quotes, to our Silver, Gold, and Platinum partners. If you require marketing assets or wish to work with us to promote your giving, please contact us about becoming a partner.
Q: Can I offset carbon with Trees for Life?
A: Our tree planting groves are a great way for small and medium sized businesses to mitigate their carbon surpluses and make a tangible difference. As a conservation charity, dedicated to revitalising wild forest in the Scottish Highlands, planting trees with us has a whole host of other benefits beyond capturing carbon.
We do have a separate Woodland Carbon Code accredited carbon offsetting scheme available to those larger organisations who wish to address their carbon impact on a much wider scale. To find out more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Are the trees added to corporate groves actually planted?
A: Yes they are. Every time you contribute a tree through your grove, we will plant it within 12 months at one of our planting sites. Right now we are planting trees contributed through corporate groves in Glen Affric. Often considered Scotland’s most beautiful glen, we have been rewilding Glen Affric for over 25 years.
Q: When will my trees be planted?
A: We aim to plant all trees within 12 months. We have two distinct planting seasons, running from March to May and September to October.
Q: How do you ensure the trees survive?
A: We take great care to ensure that the trees we plant have the best possible start in life. Many of the trees we plant are grown by us in our innovative tree nursery before being carefully planted by our volunteers or planting teams. We plant within fenced exclosures to minimise herbivore impact, and work with trusted landowners where we have long standing partnerships.
Q: Will my trees be chopped down or harvested for timber?
A: No. Never.
Q: What kind of trees will you plant?
A: We plant a healthy mixture of native species, including Scots pine, oak, hazel, alder, birch, rowan, and aspen. Our planting is designed to maximise the health and wellbeing of planting sites, and promote biodiversity in the forest.
Q: How will I know that my trees have been planted?
A: We are not able to notify each individual organisation, however you are always welcome to check back with us within the 12-month window and we will be happy to advise you. We do not have the capacity to take photos of individual trees once they have been planted.
Q: Can I plant my own trees?
A: We will always try our best to accommodate volunteer requests, however if you wish to plant trees with us it is best to join one of our Conservation Days or residential volunteering weeks. We plant during set times of the year, often in remote locations, and our team is not always able to accommodate extra volunteers. Discover more about volunteering with Trees for Life here.
Q: Can I visit my trees?
A: You are welcome to visit your trees independently, and we will be happy to provide a grid reference for your planting site. We are unable to provide grid references for specific trees, and we are unable to host planting site visits. Please note that your trees are planted in a wild, remote setting, which is at least a two-hour hike from the nearest road.
Q: Can I add a plaque or signage to my trees?
A: We’re afraid not. This will interfere with the wild habitat we are trying to promote.
Q: I am setting up a start-up and would like to include Trees for Life as part of my business model through a brand partnership.
A: We don’t enter into brand partnerships with start-ups but you are more than welcome to set up a grove or make donations to Trees for Life as a new business.