Rushcliffe residents can now make their properties even greener by applying for free trees for their homes and communities within the borough.
Crab Apple and Rowan trees are now available free of charge to all residents as part of Rushcliffe Borough Council’s strategy to provide sustainable environments as part of the Borough’s significant housing and employment growth in the next decade.
Households can apply for up to two trees by visiting www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RushcliffeFreeTrees2019 and submitting an application before 30th September.
Councillor Rob Inglis said: “We are very pleased to be running this scheme again, after such a great response from residents last year where we handed out over 1,600 trees.
“There is also an opportunity for residents to join our tree warden scheme, to protect and help trees to flourish in our towns and villages.
“We hope that by increasing the number of trees in the borough, as our communities grow, our green environments will continue to do so and improve the quality of life for current and future residents.”
Successful applicants will be able to collect the trees from the council in November.
The Crab Apple, or Malus Sylvestris, can grow to 12 metres and suit areas of partial shade, whilst the Rowan trees, or Sorbus Aucuparia, grow best in full sunlight and can reach up to eight metres.
The council are also offering to supply and plant up to 10 trees per parish this autumn and winter, on land identified by parish councils with the owner’s permission. Residents can find out more information on these locations by emailing