Severn Trent offers free trees to landowners across its region 

Tuesday 21 February 2023

  • Severn Trent calling on landowners across its region to get in touch
  • Severn Trent will assist with pre-planting planning and maintenance costs over 10 years
  • Trees planted will contribute to the 2,022 acres Severn Trent has pledged to plant following Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Severn Trent is offering free trees to landowners of between 2.2 and 5 acres across its region.

The water company is asking interested landowners to get in touch by the end of March to access the exciting offer, which will see Severn Trent assist with pre-planting planning and maintenance costs over 10 years.

Severn Trent, who was the Official Nature and Carbon Neutral Partner of Birmingham 2022, will provide a desktop assessment of the land, and will draw up a tree planting plan which will include trees that are in keeping with the area that they will be planted in.

The trees planted will contribute to the 2,022-acre Commonwealth Forest that the company committed to planting following the Games.

Miranda de Freston, Senior Environmental Engagement Manager at Severn Trent, said: “As a company that takes care of one of life’s essentials, we’re really passionate about making a positive impact on the communities and the environment where we live and work, so we’re encouraging landowners to take us up on this fantastic offer.

“We will contribute £80 per acre for 10 years which will help maintain your trees – all you need to do is plant them!

“To get going, all we need from landowners is photos and maps of their land and we’ll then get in touch with to discuss the next steps. Please get in touch before the end of March so you don’t miss out.”

To register your interest in free trees, please contact by the end of March. Landowners with over 10 acres can also get in touch via email as Severn Trent still has Commonwealth Forest opportunities for the next planting season.