Rotherham’s First Adopt a Tree Scheme Launched in Brinsworth

From left to right, Trees and Woodland Engagement Officer Rebecca Dickinson, Councillor Charlotte Carter, Councillor Adam Carter and Neighbourhood Coordinator Mandy Ardron stood around a tree.

An adopt a tree scheme has been launched in Brinsworth, where over 100 new trees have been planted on Bawtry Road.

Local residents can get involved by adopting a tree. It’s free for residents to take part.

Trees are an important part in the fight against climate change and this scheme is the first of its kind in Rotherham.

This project was supported by the Urban Tree Challenge Fund and Trees for Cities who helped the Council gain funding for the new trees.

The Council’s Woodlands team and Neighbourhoods team worked together with Brinsworth Ward Councillors to bring this initiative to life

Councillor Adam Carter, Ward Councillor for Brinsworth Ward, said: “We are delighted to be launching an adopt a tree scheme in Brinsworth, which is a first for Rotherham.

“As Ward Councillors, one of our ward priorities is a ‘cleaner and greener Brinsworth’. We want to make the community an even better place to live. Improving the natural environment through initiatives like this shows how we are delivering on our ward priorities for residents.”

Councillor Charlotte Carter, Ward Councillor for Brinsworth Ward, said: “I would like to encourage local residents to get involved by adopting a tree. It’s simple and easy to take part. All you need to do is let us know that you would like to take part and a newly planted tree near to your house will be allocated to you.”

Once you have adopted a tree, all you need to do is give your tree some love. This shouldn't take up a lot of your time or cost you anything. In hot weather you can water the tree to help support it.

The Council are still committed to caring for the trees. Though, your additional care will give the tree the best possible start. If you have concerns about the health of a tree, please let us know.

Find out more about the adopt a tree scheme by watching this video

Get Involved

Let us know that you would like to take part by sending your name and address to the Council’s Tree and Woodland Engagement Officer Rebecca Dickinson at, or by calling 01709 850353.

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Published: 5th September 2022