Charnwood Borough Council and National Forest giving away free trees to residents of Charnwood

2,000 free trees to giveaway

A scheme to give away 2,000 free trees to residents in Charnwood has been launched.

The borough council has teamed up with the National Forest and contractor idverde to run the free tree scheme and people have until November 16 to apply.

All they need to do is email the Council and each resident can request up to two trees.

Cllr Eric Vardy, lead member for the environment, said: “We’re delighted to launch the free tree scheme in Charnwood and I would encourage people to apply soon as I am sure the trees will be snapped up.

“Charnwood is part of the National Forest and we want to make our borough even greener and this is one way to help.”

Residents are eligible to choose two trees and there is a choice of three varieties; rowan, wild cherry, crab apple.

Trees will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and distributed during National Tree Week which runs from November 27 to December 1.

To apply, email freetrees@charnwood.gov.uk 

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.