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It's the 10th anniversary of the Free Tree Scheme this year

The scheme has been so popular this year that we have closed it early.

We apologise for any inconvenience. Thank you for your interest - we hope to run the scheme again next year, so watch this space!

Collection Points for 2018

For those residents living in the Coalville area your collection point will be from the Council office car park at the rear of the main office between 9am and 11.30am on Sunday 18 November.

For those residents living in the Ashby area your collection point will be from the car park near to Ashby library on North Street, Ashby between 9am and 11.30am on Sunday 18 November. Please be aware the Farmers Market is also on the car park so it will be busier than normal.

For those residents living in the Castle Donington area your collection point will be from Market Street, Castle Donington (opposite HSBC Bank) between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Sunday 18 November.

Since the scheme started the residents of North West Leicestershire have planted over 74,000 trees and we have once again teamed up with The National Forest Company and HK Wentworth Ltd to make our district even greener in 2018.  The scheme opened on 1 October 2018

Trees available this year:

Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)

Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)

Bird Cherry (Prunus padus)

Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus) 

The offer is available to each household and community organisation within the district. 

All the trees are two years old and approximately 60-90cms (2 to 3 feet) high

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Free Tree Scheme we have a commemorative Wild Service Tree (Sorbus Torminalis) available to order for residents living within the National Forest only.

The Hedge Fund

Are there gaps appearing in your hedge row?  If so you can apply for up to 30 metres of a mix of Hawthorn, Hazel with a Rowan every 10 metres.   The aim is to help plant up the National Forest and provide more hedgerow corridors to help link wildlife habitats.  This scheme is open to residents, landowners, local groups and local schools. 

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 look after them.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Free Tree Scheme we have additional hedging available to order which includes a commemorative Wild Service Tree (Sorbus Torminalis) available for residents living within the National Forest only.

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

We are pleased to work in partnership with the National Forest Company and H K Wentworth to deliver the 2018 Free Tree Scheme.

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