Free tree giveaway in South Derbyshire back for twelfth year

by | Sep 13, 2014 | Featured Slider, News

A garden giveaway will see South Derbyshire residents handed free trees to plant.

The popular initiative is back for its twelfth year and will offer resident, community groups and schools in the district the chance to apply for a free tree.

Running from September 15 to October 24, applicants will have the choice of crabapple, field maple, wild cherry and whitebeam trees.

All are approximately two years old and come with information on how to plant and look after them.

The initiative aims to make the district a greener, more scenic place and continues to grow in popularity each year.

South Derbyshire District Council leader Bob Wheeler said: “Planting just one tree each a year provides huge benefits to neighbourhoods over time.

“This scheme is an excellent way of increasing the amount of tree cover in our district to help further improve our environment.

“We are delighted to be delivering this scheme with our partners and hope lots of people will take advantage of the giveaway.”

Applications can be made for up to two trees for a household or up to 10 trees if applying on behalf of a school or community group at or by calling 01283 595795.

Trees will be handed over on November 16 and 27.


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