Free trees up for grabs in spe­cial ini­tia­tive

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS - PETE WAR­RING­TON peter.war­ring­ton@reach­

A SCHEME to give away 2,000 free trees to res­i­dents in Charn­wood has been launched - but you don’t have long to ap­ply.

The bor­ough coun­cil has teamed up with the Na­tional Forest and con­trac­tor id­verde to run the free tree scheme and peo­ple have un­til Novem­ber 16 to ap­ply.

All they need to do is email the coun­cil and each res­i­dent can re­quest up to two trees.

Coun Eric Vardy, lead mem­ber for the en­vi­ron­ment, said: “We’re de­lighted to launch the free tree scheme in Charn­wood and I would en­cour­age peo­ple to ap­ply soon as I am sure the trees will be snapped up.

“Charn­wood is part of the Na­tional Forest and we want to make our bor­ough even greener and this is one way to help.”

Res­i­dents are el­i­gi­ble to choose two trees and there is a choice of three va­ri­eties; rowan, wild cherry, crab ap­ple.

Trees will be al­lo­cated on a first come, first served ba­sis and dis­trib­uted dur­ing Na­tional Tree Week which runs from Novem­ber 27 to De­cem­ber 1.

To ap­ply, email free­trees@charn­

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