Now in its 29th year of operation, Trees for Life continues to make a positive impact on Southampton’s environment and the community. This beloved annual event, which has seen thousands of trees planted since its humble beginnings is taking on a new dimension. In addition to celebrating new births, trees for life will honour those who have passed away.

Trees for Life has been instrumental in turning Southampton into a greener city.  The goal of this event has always been to create a legacy for future generations while embracing the principles of sustainability and regreening.  Over the years, Trees for Life has become a symbol of unity, community engagement and environmental ownership.

This year’s event will be the first with a special emphasis on celebrating the birth of new babies born in the city as well as commemorating the lives of lost loved ones. The inclusion of honouring those who have passed away adds a profound and meaningful dimension to this event. It will allow attendees to reflect on the interconnectedness of life, the importance of environmental conservation and the legacy we leave behind.

Councillor Eamonn Keogh, Cabinet member for Environment and Transport said: “We wanted to create an event that not only celebrates new life but also provides remembrance for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. By combining these two aspects we hope to foster a deeper sense of community bonding, personal reflection and of course tree planting. Trees for Life has successfully united the Southampton Community for a quarter of a century and this year’s event promises to be the most significant and most impactful let.

This year’s tree planting event will take place on 25 November, for more information go to


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