Free trees and shrubs

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

LANDOWN­ERS, schools and com­mu­nity groups across Hinck­ley and the wider area can get free trees and shrubs. Le­ices­ter­shire County Coun­cil has re­newed its part­ner­ship with the Wood­land Trust to in­crease the num­ber of trees and hedges in the re­gion. Schemes avail­able through Hinck­ley and Bos­worth Bor­ough Coun­cil in­clude tar­get­ing tree dis­ease packs, with a to­tal of 45 broadleaf trees avail­able. There is also a MORE hedges pack, with a min­i­mum of 100m of new hedgerow, and a MORE woods pack, with free trees and shrubs start­ing at 0.5 ha (1.25 acres). The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions for the tree dis­ease packs is Oc­to­ber 13, and the items must be col­lected by Novem­ber 20. Ap­pli­ca­tions for MORE hedges and MORE woods packs must be sub­mit­ted by Jan­uary 2018. Reg­is­ter for the packs by email­ing plant@ wood­ with your name and con­tact de­tails, quot­ing ‘Le­ices­ter­shire County Coun­cil trees’, or call 0330 333 5303.

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