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Free trees scheme

We have teamed up with the National Forest and our contractor idverde to run a free tree scheme, and people have until January 10, 2020 to apply.

The scheme will result in 3,000 free trees being given to residents and community groups throughout Charnwood.

All residents need to do is book their free tree online.

Book your free trees online

Each resident can request up to three trees. Residents are eligible to choose up to three trees and there is a choice of three varieties:

  • Holly
  • Hazel
  • Cherry plum

Trees will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and distributed from two locations in the borough in January. 

  • Saturday January 18 2020, 10am-3pm – Central Park, Syston, LE7 2HB

  • Saturday January 25 2020, 10am-3pm – Derby Road Playing Fields, Loughborough, LE11 5FJ

The trees will be approximately 20cm – 40cm when they are collected. Each resident who applies for a free tree will be given a guide on how to look after them properly.  

idverde manages the borough’s parks and open spaces on behalf of the Council.

The National Forest is right in heart of the country, embracing 200 square miles of the Midlands. It spans across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire and aims to link the two ancient Forests of Charnwood and Needwood.

How to order your free trees

You will need an email address to place an order for your free trees. If you have not already got an account, please select continue when promoted to do so. You will then receive your email confirmation with instructions on how to create an account if you wish to do so.

These trees are free and there is no cost associated throughout the order process therefore please ignore the £0.00 (incl.VAT).

Once you have selected the location you wish to collect your tree/s, you will be able to select a maximum quantity of up to 3 trees (1 of each) in the ‘Optional Extras’.

If you don’t have an email address and need help to create one you can visit our Customer Service Centre and our team will be glad to help you do this. You don’t need to make an appointment. 

Book your free trees online

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