The Free Tree Scheme is open for applications
The scheme is back again for 2017 and has already seen thousands of trees planted across North West Leicestershire. The District Council is once again teaming up with The National Forest Company to make our district even greener.
The offer is available to each household and community organisation within the district and there are four trees to choose from. We are encouraging community groups (environmental groups, allotment societies, wildlife groups etc) to contact us to tell us about their plans and if they have a site where they could plant a larger number of trees.
All the trees are two years old and approximately 60-90cms (2 to 3 feet) high.
Trees available this year:
Holly (Ilex aquifolium)
Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera)
Hazel (Corylus avellana)
Whitebeam (Sorbus aria)
The Hedge Fund
Are you a landowner, local group or local school and are looking to plant a new hedge? The aim is to help plant up the National Forest and provide more hedgerow corridors to help link wildlife habitats.
We can provide up to 30 metres of native species hedging; this will be a hawthorn and hazel mix, with a hedgerow tree at 10m intervals.
All the trees are two years old and approximately 60-90cms (2 to 3 feet) high. They will be supplied together with a guidance sheet on how to plant and to look after them.
Please note the Free Tree and Hedge Fund schemes are open to North West Leicestershire residents. If you live outside the district please contact your local council to see if they operate a similar scheme.
Supporting our Free Tree Scheme
Last updated: Mon 18 September, 2017 @ 15:33