Seven hundred and fifty fruit trees will be on offer to Broxtowe residents this autumn, as Broxtowe Borough Council’s successful free tree giveaway returns for 2022.
Broxtowe residents can apply for an apple, pear or plum tree to plant in their own gardens from Monday 3rd October.
To register your interest:
• You must have signed up to our Green Rewards(Opens in a New Window) online or download the app by searching for ‘Notts; Green Rewards’ in the app store
• Complete our online application form which will be shared on our website and social media channels.
Only applicants who complete the application form and have signed up to Green Rewards will qualify.
Green Rewards is a free platform which can be accessed via app or desktop and whilst using it, users can accumulate points for recording sustainable actions and these points can then be exchanged for vouchers and prizes – find out more at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/climate-change/green-rewards/ and watch our video on how to sign up.
Residents who have previously received a free tree from the Council are kindly asked that you please do not apply again, to allow other residents the chance to get a tree.
This is the fourth year that the Council have run the scheme, which is part of the Council’s Green Futures and Climate Change Campaign, and is one of many initiatives that will help tackle Climate Change.
Since it began in 2019, 1,500 trees have been given away for residents to plant at home. These trees bring the total number of trees the Council has planted since 2009 to over 112,000 – that’s one for every resident in the Borough.
Trees are invaluable to our planet and the regulation of the ecosystem as they store carbon and release oxygen. For every tree that is planted, 21kg of carbon is offset and during its lifetime a tree will absorb around 1 tonne of carbon – that’s equal to the weight of an adult male polar bear!
Portfolio Holder for Environment, Councillor Helen Skinner, said: “By combining the Free Trees Scheme with Green Rewards we will increase our awareness on how climate change is affecting us, and by engaging in these schemes work towards a more sustainable future.”