Costs of tree planting


Cost per tree: 45p GBP

As of 1st March 2022, TreeSisters' tree price is 45 pence per tree (GBP). This price is a composite amount from across our planting projects. Our combined tree price may change when we bring on new planting projects.

Embedded in this price are the trees, the workforce that plants and protects them, replanting (if needed) and the educational and campaigning work we do to inspire everyone to live more harmoniously with nature.  

The price per tree is low because of the geographical locations of our planting projects and partners. We also intentionally work with organisations mastering planting techniques that reduce external costs and increase yield and resilience by working more consciously with nature's processes. Prices may rise as we bring on projects in countries with higher living costs. 

We fund a diverse portfolio of community-led tropical reforestation projects, each aiming to expand the forests and avoid further deforestation. Projects are extensively vetted and designed to work with and support, local communities, improve livelihoods, protect critically endangered species, and encourage gender parity. You can find more detail about this in our Green Cover Strategy.

We are long-term, committed partners for all our projects. Jobs, livelihoods, children's education and healthcare depend on the wages paid to those planting and protecting the trees. Ecological benefits are crucial, but so is taking care of those who live in or near the forests we plant. For the trees to thrive, people and communities must also thrive. 

Additional information:

90% of our funding comes directly from our supporters and community. To continue to provide the best service possible, make the most significant impacts, and ensure our monitoring and evaluation standards remain high and rigorous in all that we do, we invest in TreeSisters. When you donate, you can be sure you contribute to the most ethical, sustainable, and ecologically beneficial global solutions to climate and social change.

Changes to our tree price will happen as new projects come on and the combined cost of our whole portfolio changes. We're constantly adapting to changes in costs in our various planting countries as things like civil war (Cameroon), major political issues affecting the cost of living (Nepal), and exchange rate fluctuations occur. However, we strive to keep our costs consistent. 

Thank you for your support!

Below are some of the trees your donations fund (from top left to right): Eden - Madagascar Mangroves, Eden - Nepal, WeForest -Brazil, ITF- Cameroon (Mahogany Seeds by EruDef), Project Greenhands - Irrigation at a Tree Nursery in India, Project Greenhands - Seedlings in India.)