Five hundred free fruit trees are being made available for residents living in Broxtowe Borough as part of the Council’s Green Futures campaign. Residents can head to www.broxtowe.gov.uk/freetrees for more information and to apply for a tree by Friday 25th October, indicating whether they would prefer an apple or pear tree.
The number of trees is limited to 500 so there’s no time to waste if you’d like one. Those who are successful will be contacted with details of how to collect their tree from locations in Beeston and Kimberley. The trees will be available for collection in January 2020
“Trees are so important to the planet and I’m really excited about the tree giveaway which will allow more people to plant trees in our Borough to benefit us all” said Councillor Helen Skinner, Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committee.
“What’s so great about this initiative is that not only will planting more trees in the Borough help protect the environment for the future, it will also help improve people’s wellbeing by allowing them to grow their own fruit and spend time in the great outdoors planting and nurturing their trees.
As well as giving away fruit trees for residents to plant at home, the Council will also be continuing with its target to plant 2,000 trees each year across the Borough. The 500 fruit trees planted by residents will be a valuable contribution towards this target.”
Earlier this year, Broxtowe Borough Council joined other organisations across the Country in declaring a Climate Change Emergency and pledge to become carbon neutral by 2027. Green Futures will see a range of projects and initiatives undertaken, all aimed at achieving this target.