Published: Fri 1st December, 2023
Thousands of people in Charnwood collected free trees during this year’s giveaway.
Charnwood Borough Council handed out 3,500 tree saplings so local people could plant them in their garden as part of its commitment to plant trees and help the environment.
The offer was also open to community groups and parish councils in the borough.
Cllr Louise Jones, Lead Member for Climate Action and Net Zero said: “It was fantastic to see so many residents coming along to the sessions and picking up their trees. We had a good range of varieties which meant people had the choice of either planting a single tree or growing a hedgerow.
“Residents who came along were really grateful and I would like to thank them for wanting to make Charnwood an even greener place to live, work and visit.”
People were able to choose up to 10 saplings with a choice of four varieties; wild cherry, hazel, hawthorn and dogwood.
Trees were handed out in Birstall and Loughborough across three sessions.
The Council worked with its open spaces partner idverde to hand out the saplings during National Tree Week, a campaign ran by The Tree Council.
It takes the total of free trees handed out by the borough council this year to 4,000 after 500 were given away at the Charnwood Sustainability Fair in September.
Further information and planting guides can be found at: www.charnwood.gov.uk/freetrees
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