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:

May 18 Church Congregation St. Matteus, Stockholm, Sweden
May 18 Catholic Congregation St. Viktor and Ev. Congregation in Xanten, Germany
May 19 Ev. Foundation in Gnadau, Germany
May 22 Luth. Church of the Holy Comforter in Belmont, NC, USA
May 23 Ev. Luht. Congregation St. John in Witten, Germany
May 24  Ev. Church District in Mülheim, Germany and Ev. Luth. Church District Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
May 24 Luth. Church District München and Ev. Luth. Congregation St. Katharina in Kiew
May 25  Church Congregations in Ballerup, Malov, Skorvlunde and Pederstrup, Denmark
May 29 Ev. Church District Cologne North, Germany
May 29 Allegheny Synod, ELCA, USA
May 29 Lutheran Campus Ministry in Austin, TX, USA
June  1 Christ the King Luth. Church in Houston, Texas, USA
June  2 Diocese of Worcester, Church of England
June  6 Roman Catholic Church District Rheinfelden-Magden-Olsberg, Switzerland
June  8 Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, IL, USA
June 14 Mission 21, Basel, Switzerland
June 17 Ev. Luth. Congregation Divino Salvador, Puerto Rico and St. Luke in Middleton, WI, USA
June 26 Ev. Mission in Solidarity, EMS, Germany
June 26 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manchester, Missouri, USA
June 26 Ev. Luth. Congregations St. Bartholomäus, Germany, and St. Paul, Newark, Ohio

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