Request a Tree to be Planted at Raynes Park High School

Teratrees has been connecting with the community! Now you can help green a Merton secondary school in London by placing a request to have a tree planted. This is also part of a Young Enterprise competition.

The 3 trees to be planted are below:

Trees to be planted. From the left Common Oak (Quercus robur), Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) and Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

Common Oak (Quercus robur), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) and Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)

These trees are all native to Europe, with Oak and Crab Apple being native to the U.K. Blackthorn is good for birds, and Crab Apple for bees, while Oak is great for a range of creatures and insects!

If you are a business, you can show your company and logo on the homepage and the students will see who owns the tree.

Steps to place a request for one of these trees:

  1. Register on and validate your email address
  2. Log in and click  to buy Teras (minimum top-up is £5 + £1 VAT = £6 for 100 Teras)
  3. Click on the TreeFinder tab and in the Species Search field choose a Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris), Common Oak (Quercus robur) or Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
  4. Click the Place a Bid for this Tree button (below the About tab) and enter your amount (Note price is in Teras, where 20 Teras = £1. Bids of 100 Teras or more would be great as the students will be paying for the tree, compost, stake and delivery). Then click the Place My Bid button and it will appear on the Market!


To show your company and logo on the home page:

  1. After registering, click on My teratrees>My Account and fill in the bottom right Corporate box – be sure to check the organisation box and fill in your company name.
  2. Click on My teratrees>My Settings and upload your company logo.
  3. Now when you click on Home, click the ‘‘  button in the Top Rankings panel. This shows organisations and mousing over will show your logo.

Once there are enough bids, the students will accept them on the Market, then order and plant the trees and receive the bid value! You will then ‘own’ the tree – it will appear in My Garden.


School Will Get More Trees and Make a Profit

Teratrees is working with Raynes Park High School and their student business team, SMPLFi, as part of the Young Enterprise competition.

SMPLFi - The Raynes Park High School student company

SMPLFi – The Raynes Park High School student company

Using the Teratrees trading platform, this young team of entrepreneurs is going out to source requests to plant trees at their school (called Placing a Bid on the platform). Businesses and individuals will be offered a choice of three types of trees to be planted at their school – this requires them to register, topup with Teras and place the bid for the tree. Once these bids are on the market, SMPLfi can accept the bids, order those trees and plant them, with the difference between the cost of the tree and the bid value being profit for their team!

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SMPLFi and Teratrees: Working together to green their school!

This allows this ambitious team to green their school without being dependent on local authority funding, while also providing brand exposure to businesses and helping them to fulfil corporate responsibility requirements. It also allows the local community to get involved and help green the area!

Young Enterprise Competition

Young Enterprise Competition



Going places…Raynes Park High School’s company

Young Enterprise logo