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Free trees for Rushcliffe residents

21 August 2018

Rushcliffe residents can now make their properties greener by applying for free trees for their homes and communities within the Borough.

Field Maple and Wild Cherry trees are now available free of charge 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/DHFQSLK and submitting an application before September 30.

Cllr Roger Upton, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Waste Management said: “We are very keen to plant and protect trees in the Borough, so when our communities grow in future years, their green environments do the same and we can maintain sustainability and improve the quality of life of our residents.

“Trees provide many benefits not only for wildlife but for people as well.

“This is a chance for households to apply for two free trees, and all those that are able to benefit should do so.”

Successful applicants will be able to collect the trees from the Council from November.

The Field Maple, or Acer Campestre, can grow to 20 metres and suit areas of partial shade, whilst the Wild Cherry trees, or Prunus Avium, grow best in full sunlight and can reach up to 30 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.