The Family Tree Scheme offers you the opportunity to make a personal contribution to one of Plymouth’s favourite places, Central Park, while commemorating a special person or marking a significant occasion by donating a tree. From the first plantings in 2004, the unfolding beauty of this young arboretum is the result of such donations. You can also dedicate other features that will enhance the landscape; in particular crafted wooden benches.
The Family Tree Scheme is administered by Plymouth Tree Partnership. When you make a dedication, your name and the name of the person and occasion you want to be remembered is recorded with the dedication message in a book kept for the purpose.
Volunteers help families plant the trees on the last Saturday in November during National Tree Week. Tree care is spread across the year with events organised for anyone to take part.
You are invited to contribute by:
- Donating a tree. Click here to download a printable donation form
- Coming to the Family Tree Field in Central Park between 9.30 am and noon on the last Saturday in November to help with new tree plantings.
- Joining us whenever we are working in the Family Tree Field (see Events page for details). It’s just like gardening and perfect for getting exercise and fresh air!