Between January 2021 and March 2023, the council had been running an initiative to help increase the number of trees that are planted in Chichester District. This is part of the council's ambition to tackle climate change and support the district's wildlife.

The Tree Chichester District scheme has utilised funding from HM Treasury's Shared Outcomes Fund. This funding was used to test different ways of increasing tree cover in rural and urban areas. Since the Tree Chichester District scheme was launched in January 2021, nearly 25,000 trees have been planted, across the district through 175 individual projects.

We have supported residents, community groups, parish councils, schools businesses, farmers and landowners to plant trees across the district

The tree scheme has now completely closed. All trees have been delivered/allocated through the scheme.


Frequently asked questions

Do I need to gain permission before planting trees?

Yes, you must obtain permission from the landowner to plant the trees, as all future responsibility for the trees will rest with the landowner. Chichester District Council, West Sussex County Council or Parish Councils can offer help when establishing who owns the land. 

I only need one or two trees to plant in my small neighbourhood. What can I do?

West Sussex County Council also has a donate a tree scheme where people can apply for trees for their streets.

Who can I speak to about any further questions?

Please email our Project Officer at or call 01243 521161.

Can I get further general tree planting advice?