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Free trees scheme

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We teamed up with the National Forest and our contractor idverde to run a free tree scheme.

The scheme resulted in over 6,000 free trees being given to residents, community groups and parish councils throughout Charnwood.

The scheme will return again later this year.

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.

There is a handy guide from the Forestry Comission to help you with planting your tree.  Forestry Commission Tree Planting Guide (PDF Document, 0.8 Mb)

Senior green spaces officer James Lee was kind enough to film a handy guide on how to best plant your trees:

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