Sponsor a specimen

In preparation for the Forestry Commission’s upcoming centenary in 2019, we’re delighted to introduce a rare and exciting opportunity to sponsor a tree centrally placed within the arboretum.

Avenue with bushy trees one one side and tall trees on the other side with tall pink flowers at the base of the trees

A limited selection of mature and prominent specimens have been personally identified by Westonbirt's curator, for their significance within Westonbirt's landscape.

All Holford originals, this exclusive collection includes champion trees, signature species and endangered varieties, all available to sponsor for a period of 10 years.


Exclusive specimens available to sponsor

Indian cedar

Cedrus deodara

With a sanskrit name that translates as 'wood of the gods', the Indian cedar is an impressive tree with great height and spiralling needle-like leaves.

Donation

£20,000

Tall Atlas Cedar tree with a cloudy sky and green grass

Atlas cedar

Cedrus atlantica

Native to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, this impressive specimen often grows to 40 metres tall. It is registered as endangered in the wild.

Donation

£10,000

Tall Western Hemlock tree with hazy blue sky and green grass

Western hemlock

Tsufa heterophylla

The Western Hemlock is an important structural species to the Westonbirt landscape. As a soft wood this tree is an important species for timber and paper production.

Donation

£10,000

Tall Coast Redwood tree with a hazy blue sky

Coast redwood

Sequoia sempervirens

These amazing trees are among the oldest living things on Earth. The coast redwood can reach an incredible 115 metres tall with a 9 metre trunk diameter.

Donation

£15,000

Tall Japenese Bush Spruce tree with a cloudy sky

Japanese bush spruce

Picea maximowiczii

This species is from Honshu in Japan and has been assessed as endangered in the wild by the IUCN. This specific tree is a champion and so one of the best examples of its species.

Donation

£20,000

Tall European Silver Fir tree nestled in amongst other trees and bushes

European silver fir

Abies alba

ntroduced in 1603, the European silver fir is native to parts of central Europe. Although other species have now become more frequently used, this was in fact the original Christmas tree.

Donation

£15,000

Tall Douglas Fir tree with a bright blue sky and sunlit green grass

Douglas fir

Pseudotsufa menziesii

Its copious large cones and great size, make the Douglas fir a firm favourite. Its name honours botanist David Douglas and the trees at Westonbirt were likely grown from his original collection.

Donation

£10,000


Incense cedar

Calocedrus decurrens

Native to western North America, the Incense cedar has broad spreading branches. A Westonbirt signature species, the wood of this useful tree is often use to create pencils.

Donation

£10,000

There are loads of ways you can support the arboretum. Take a look at our latest appeals.