800 Free Trees to Be Given Away to Broxtowe Residents

07/11/23 - Back by popular demand, Broxtowe Borough Council’s Free Trees initiative is returning with more trees than ever before.

The well-received programme will offer 800 UK native trees to Broxtowe residents as Broxtowe Borough Council’s successful giveaway returns for 2023. A selection of the free trees

Broxtowe residents can apply for an Elder, Spindle, Silver Birch or Rowan tree to plant in their own gardens. These species have been selected as they are beneficial to local wildlife and great for pollinators. They are also native to the UK, grown and supplied from a UK nursery.

To register your interest:

  • Sign up to Green Rewards for free
  • Actively use the platform to log your actions at least once a month
  • You must be an active Green Rewards member
  • When you apply, please use the same email you use for your Green Rewards account and type it in carefully.

Complete our online application form (Opens in a new window). Only applicants who complete the application form AND who are signed up and actively engaged with Green Rewards will qualify.

Green Rewards is a free platform which can be accessed via app or desktop. Users can accumulate points for recording sustainable actions and these points can be exchanged for vouchers and prizes. Find out more on our Green Rewards webpage and watch our video on how to sign up (Opens in a new window).

Portfolio Holder for Environment, Councillor Helen Skinner, said: “Since our Free Trees scheme began in 2019, 3,050 trees have been given away for residents to plant at home. With these trees, the Council has planted over 134,000 trees in total since 2009, which is more than one for every resident in the Borough.

Our Free Trees initiative provides support for our community to engage with the issue of climate change. This, alongside the Green Rewards scheme, encourages us all to live more sustainably through small, important actions, and we are proud to see the continued success of these initiatives.”

Trees are invaluable to our planet and the regulation of the ecosystem as they store carbon and release oxygen. During its lifetime a tree will absorb around 1 tonne of carbon – that’s equal to the weight of a saltwater crocodile!

This is the fifth year that the Council have run the scheme, which is part of the Council’s Climate Change and Green Futures Strategy and is one of many initiatives that will help tackle Climate Change.

Residents who have previously received a free tree from the Council are kindly asked not to apply again, to allow other residents the chance to get a free tree.


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