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Last call for free trees!

By nwilder  |  Posted: November 23, 2012

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Last call for those wanting to benefit from the City Council's Free tree give away.

For the sixth consecutive year the City Council is running its Free trees scheme to help combat climate change and help improve the look of the City.

The offer is open to residents, businesses and groups in Gloucester City.

Councillor Kathy Williams, Cabinet Member for Environment said: "To receive free trees is simple. All you have to do is go online or fill in one of the application forms available at the City and Folk museums, Guildhall, tourist Information Centre and Robinswood Hill to pre-book your trees.

"You can choose from a variety of trees including; birch, wild pear, mountain ash and blackthorn.

"Schemes like these help to involve local people in taking responsibility for changing the way the look of the City and also provide homes for wildlife – including bees.

"The trees shouldn't grow too tall, but I urge residents to think about what these trees will look like in 20 years time and not to plant them too close to walls, drains or buildings.

All applications for trees must be received by the City Council's Tree Officer by Friday 30th November 2012.

Residents must own, be responsible for the land, or have permission to plant trees on the land. Individuals planting trees in their own gardens will be given up-to five trees. Organisations, such as schools, can apply for more by contacting the Council's Tree Officer.

Trees are approximately two-three years old, around one metre high and will need to be collected from Robinswood Hill Country Park, off Reservoir Road, between 10am-3pm on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December 2012.

Disabled residents, or those with limited mobility, unable to visit Robinswood Hill can contact the Council's Tree Officer to arrange delivery on 01452 396396.

Pre-booking forms and further information available from www.gloucester.gov.uk

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  • FreeRadical1  |  November 23 2012, 5:36PM

    To find the information, go to the council's website and search for "free trees leaflet". Click on the word "trees" and scroll down. I can recommend wayfaring trees as being suitable for even the smallest gardens ('cos they're not really trees at all, but shrubs).

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