Free trees to make Leicestershire green

Free trees to make Leicestershire green

Farmers, landowners and community groups are being encouraged to help improve the green areas of Leicestershire by applying for free trees.

Leicestershire County Council has teamed up with the Woodland Trust to encourage farmers and community groups to provide a habitat for wildlife by planting trees across Charnwood, Hinckley and Bosworth and Blaby areas.

Applicants can apply for:

  • A MOREhedges pack – which includes a minimum of 100m of new hedgerow, 475 shrubs and 25 trees ideally for planting every 20m.
  • A MOREwoods pack– which consists of free trees and shrubs to plant a woodland, no less than 0.5 ha (1.25 acres) in size.

Councilor Pam Posnett, cabinet member for environmental issues, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Woodland Trust to provide free trees to farmers and landowners across Charnwood, Hinckley and Bosworth and Blaby.

“There are so many benefits to the scheme. Trees enrich the landscape across Leicestershire’s countryside and also encourage wildlife and improve air quality.”

The offer closes on Wednesday, 31 January.

To register for a free pack of trees, email your name and contact details to plant@woodlandtrust.org.uk, or call 0330 333 5303. Please make sure you quote ‘Leicestershire County Council trees’.

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