...is to help to plant 700,000 trees across Leicestershire – a tree for every person, over the next ten years. We’re doing this so that our vital urban and rural treescapes can thrive - for now and for future generations.
It was our biggest-ever tree giveaway
The grants will be used for tree planting initiatives across the county
The recipients chosen to receive the trees are LOROS, Rainbows Hospice, Bradgate Park Trust, Abbey Park in Leicester and Welland Park in Market Harborough
The volunteers play a vital role in protecting trees
The tree packs are available to anyone who lives in Leicestershire with suitable areas of land to plant
Thousands of trees have been wiped out by the disease
It's a major step towards ambition to plant 700,000 trees
Working with residents, councils, businesses and others is at the heart of the new plan
Youngsters helped Lord Lieutenant Mike Kapur and county council chairman Dan Harrison plant the specimens
The council is aiming to plant 700,000 trees- one for every person in Leicestershire
Anyone wishing to plant their own tree for the Jubilee, can access trees through free and affordable tree schemes offered by the Woodland Trust.
In rural areas of the county, mostly native species will be planted; but in more urban spots, consideration is also given to brightening up the landscape with more colourful trees or those which produce berries.