Over 5,000 free trees will be distributed to householders and parishes across Rushcliffe in the coming weeks after thousands responded to Rushcliffe Borough Council’s environmental campaign.
The summer months saw over 2,500 households successfully apply for up to two free Crab Apple or Rowan trees and numerous parishes for up to 10 trees.
Successful applicants have now been contacted on when and where the trees will be available for collection in late November and early December as follows:
- Bingham Buttercross market place, NG13 8AN
Saturday 23 November, 9am – 12 noon
- Rushcliffe Arena, West Bridgford, NG2 7YG
Sunday 1 December, 9am – 12 noon
- East Leake Parish Council car park, 45 Main Street, East Leake, LE12 6PF Saturday 7 December, 9am – 12 noon
The initiative forms part of the authority’s strategy to provide further sustainable environments across communities in the Borough with the chosen tree species native to the Borough.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Executive Manager for Communities Dave Mitchell said: “Thank you if you applied to the scheme, we are delighted with the response.
“There was also good interest in our tree warden scheme to protect and help trees to flourish in our towns and villages, so as ever we’re really pleased with Rushcliffe residents’ commitment to the environment.
“We hope that by increasing the number of trees in the Borough, as our communities grow, our green environments will continue to do so too and improve the quality of life for current and future residents.”