Plant a tree

How does one become a tree sponsor?

Churches from all over the world and from every confession are invited to become a tree sponsor in a symbolical act of tree planting in Wittenberg. Each church also agrees to plant another tree in a place prominent for itself, with an inscription noting the connection to the Luthergarten in Wittenberg.

In order to insure a successful planting and, thereby, a successful tree sponsorship, the trees must be of a substantial size. Therefore a local landscaping company is planting the trees that later will be adopted. Each tree sponsor will get a certificate provided by the LWF Center in Wittenberg.

The cost for buying a tree, for caring for it for two years until it takes roots and for providing a tree plaque is 500 euros.

Those interested in participating in the Luthergarten will sign an agreement.

The agreement will ask for information about the tree sponsor in order to provide publicity on the Web site, such as:

  • name and address of sponsor leader of the church or institution number of members Bible quotation number of additionally financed trees

If churches or institutions have an interest in participating, they can use this link to connect with the LWF Center in Wittenberg.

All tree plantings will be recorded on our website at the "list of all trees".

Zentrum Luthergarten

Next plantings:

Sept 8 Diocese of Tampere, Finland
Sept 10 Ev. Luth. Congregation Dresden-Loschwitz, Germany
Sept 12 Ev. Congregation Königstein, Ev. and Cath. Congregations in Ötigheim, Germany
Sept 16 Catholic Fellowship Chemin Neuf, France
Sept 16 Church District Westliche Seineschleife, France
Sept 16 Ev.-Luth. Congregation in Königstein-Papstdorf, Germany
Sept 17 Ev.. Congregation in Weinsberg, Germany
Sept 22 Ev. Luth. Congreation Bonifatius in Celle Klein-Hehlen, Germany
Sept 23 Ev. Luth. Congregation in Schirnding and Hohenberg, Germany
Sept 28 Diocese Linköping, Sweden
Sept 28 Luth. Church of the Palms, Palm Harbor, FL, USA
Oct     22 Ev. Studient Community, Halle/Saale, Germany
Oct     22 Living Faith Church, Port St. Lucie, FL, USA
Oct     26 Rocky Mountains Synod, ELCA, USA
Oct     26 St. Paul Reformation Church, Minnesota, USA
Nov    01 South Carolina Synod, ELCA, USA
Nov    01 Trinity Luth. Church in Lehighton, PA, USA

Luthergarten Schlosskirche

Each euro allows the Luthergarten to grow!

It is not possible for all churches to raise the entire amount for the tree planting. But we do not want to exclude any church, particularly in this worldwide and ecumenical project. With your donation, you can help these churches to participate in the unique project Luthergarten.

Bank details:
Account holder: VELKD/LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg
IBAN: DE75 8006 3598 0000 4556 87
Bank:   Volksbank Wittenberg eG
            Collegienstraße 12
            06886 Lutherstadt
Purpose: tree planting WB + your name and address