Rushcliffe Borough Council established a free tree scheme earlier in 2018 to promote more tree-planting in the area. Residents throughout Rushcliffe can apply for up to two free trees using a Surveymonkey form which you can find here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DHFQSLK.
The trees will be issued from stalls in Bingham, West Bridgford or East Leake in November, with exact dates to be confirmed. At the time of collection, the trees will be two years old and around 60 to 90cm (2 to 3 feet) high. Please note that all planting locations for the trees must be in the Borough of Rushcliffe.
All the species selected for the scheme must be locally-found. This year’s varieties are Wild Cherry (Prunus avium, pictured) which grows to 30m tall and needs full sun, and Field Maple (Acer campestre), which can reach 20m and requires partial shade.
As well as the residents’ scheme, the Borough Council is also offering up to 10 trees to Parish Councils. Groups, organisations, schools, farmers and landowners can take advantage of a different programme run by the Woodland Trust. You can find out more at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/.