Tree Friends

Tree friends

Tree Friends are volunteers who help the council's tree team maintain a healthy tree stock across the borough through a number of small works which add great value to the street scene:

  • removal of basal growth (small shoots at the base of trees which can obstruct the footway)
  • watering young trees as they establish
  • loosening tree ties
  • reporting on tree issues associated with pests and diseases
  • identifying locations for new trees to enhance the tree stock and street scene.

If you would like to support our work and become a Tree Friend, please register your interest.  We will provide training and support to individuals or groups.

Request a new public tree to be planted

If you are aware of an empty tree pit somewhere in the borough, or if you would like to request a tree to be planted outside your property you can do so by submitting a request to 


Further information

You may like to find out more about our work with other volunteers like Street Friends who help us by reporting problems such as graffiti in their street, while Friends of Parks care for their local park or green space and Snow Friends who help clear snow and ice during the winter.

Customer contact centre

Tel: 0300 303 8658

Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH