Free Trees for Broxtowe Residents

Free Trees for Broxtowe Residents

08/10/20 - Five hundred free trees are being made available for residents living in Broxtowe Borough as part of the Council’s Climate Change and Green Futures campaign.

Residents can head to www.broxtowe.gov.uk/freetrees to apply for a tree by Friday 30th October, indicating their first preference of tree type from a birch ,thorn or cherry tree.

The number of trees is limited to 500 and if the giveaway last year is anything to go by, these will go fast. 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 2021, in adherence to the COVID-19 Government guidelines in place at the time.

“Trees are such an important part of our natural spaces in Broxtowe and across the UK. They add to lovely green spaces, help clean our air, look beautiful but, more importantly, they act as an important habitat for wildlife. I’m really excited about the tree giveaway which will allow more people to plant trees in our Borough to benefit us all and will help give us all, a little lift in 2021” said Councillor Helen Skinner, Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committee.

“What’s so great about this initiative is that not only will more trees in the Borough help protect the environment for the future, it will also help improve people’s wellbeing by adding to gardens and land and encouraging families to spend even more time in the great outdoors in 2021. Lockdown this year has given us all time to pause but also to enjoy what nature in our neighbourhood has to offer, so this is an ideal time to add to that landscape and make Broxtowe greener in the process”.

As well as giving away these ornamental 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 earlier this year following the giveaway in 2019/20 and the 500 trees being given away early next year for planting in 2021, will be a valuable contribution towards this target.

Last 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.

For more information, including terms and conditions, please visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/freetrees and complete an application form or email grounds@broxtowe.gov.uk


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