In a bid to increase the number of trees across Leicestershire, the county council has once again teamed up with the Woodland Trust to offer landowners and farmers free tree packs.
Designed to help renew and restore existing woodland and vegetation, the packs aim to help regenerate countrysides that are under threat from diseases such as Ash Dieback.
Each pack includes 45 native trees, and applicants can chose between two different packs containing either: birch, horn beam and oak; or birch, oak and wild cherry.
We are delighted to be working with the Woodland Trust, to provide subsidised trees and hedgerows to farmers and landowners across the county.Person:Blake Pain, cabinet member for environment and transport
Trees and hedges have an important role to play in keeping our air clean, helping to prevent flooding and providing valuable habitats for local wildlife.
To register for your free trees pack, please visit: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/LeicsTrees or call on 0330 333 5303. Please make sure you quote ‘Leicestershire County Council trees’.
If you are a member of a community group, parish council or school you can apply for your trees at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/freetrees
Other available schemes include:
- A MOREhedges pack - A minimum of 100m of new hedgerow, plus 25 trees with canes and guards.
- A MOREwoods pack – Free trees and shrubs to plant a woodland, starting at 0.5 ha (1.25 acres) in size.
The deadline to apply for your tree pack is 31 October 2019 and trees and hedges must be planted by mid-March 2020.