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Thousands of new trees to breathe more life into Rushcliffe environments

2 November 2018

Rushcliffe residents are set to collect thousands of new trees for their homes after an overwhelming response to a campaign to breathe new life into their gardens and properties.

In August, Rushcliffe Borough Council gave all residents the chance to apply for free Field Maple and Wild Cherry trees as part of the authority’s ongoing commitment to promote sustainable environments.

Now over 1,600 will be made available to successful applicants to help create greener communities as the Borough’s significant housing growth emerges in the next decade.

Residents who successfully applied for up to two free trees can now collect their trees from three venues in November:

  • Abbey Road Depot, Abbey Road, West Bridgford, NG2 5NE, Saturday 10 November 9am to 12 noon.
  • Bingham Market Place, NG13 8AN, Saturday 17 November, 9am to 12 noon.
  • East Leake Parish Council Car Park, Main Street, East Leake, LE12 6PF, Saturday 24 November, 9am to 12 noon.

Deputy Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Debbie Mason, said: “Thank you to residents for a wonderful response to this campaign and for playing their part in planting so many trees to make our communities cleaner greener for years to come.

“We hope that, as the communities at the heart of Rushcliffe continue to grow, these trees will allow green, sustainable environments to grow alongside them.”

All successful applicants have received an email outlining the collection arrangements with all trees no more than one metre in length and easily transportable.

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.