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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Deadline 30 September – Rushcliffe residents can still get FREE trees


Over 2,000 Rushcliffe residents have already applied to make their properties greener by applying for free trees for their homes and communities within the Borough.

That’s three times the number who registered an interest in the initiative in 2018, as householders apply for Crab Apple and Rowan trees for their homes.

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They are currently available to all residents as part of Rushcliffe Borough Council’s strategy to provide sustainable environments as part of the Borough’s significant housing and employment growth in the next decade.

Households can apply for up to two trees by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RushcliffeFreeTrees2019 and submitting an application before Monday 30 September.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Leader Cllr Simon Robinson said: “This is the second year we have run the scheme and it’s brilliant that so many residents are once again claiming their free trees, thank you to all who have applied.

“I would encourage all households to get involved to further enhance our green spaces in Rushcliffe.

“There is also an opportunity for residents to join our tree warden scheme, to protect and help trees to flourish in our towns and villages, simply email media@rushcliffe.gov.uk to find out more.”

Successful applicants will be able to collect the trees from the Council in November, with an email confirming collection details as soon as possible.

The Crab Apple, or Malus Sylvestris, can grow to 12 metres and suit areas of partial shade, whilst the Rowan trees, or Sorbus Aucuparia, grow best in full sunlight and can reach up to eight metres.

The Council are also offering to supply and plant up to 10 trees per parish this autumn and winter, on land identified by Parish Councils with the owner’s permission. Residents can find out more information on these locations by emailing media@rushcliffe.gov.uk

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