Trees for Years 2011

As we’ve done in previous years, Colchester Borough Council will be giving away 2011 trees and plants this year to help make the Borough a greener place. This year’s giveaway will be on Saturday 22nd January at Rowan House. Full details:

Trees for Years 2011 will be taking place on Saturday 22nd January. The free trees will be given away from the Council Offices car park at Rowan House in Sheepen Road. Over 2000 trees will be available on a first come first serve basis. Residents can collect up to three trees/plants per household and community/volunteer groups, Schools and parish councils can collect up to 20 trees per organisation. Trees for Years are open to all residents, parish councils, community/volunteer/charity groups and schools in the Colchester Borough.

The trees will be available between 10am – 3pm. Trees must be planted on private ground. Cultivation guidance will be available. Postcode and housenumber will be recorded to monitor the distribution of the trees in Colchester. Please bring a carrier bag or black rubbish sack with you to put your free trees in.

This year’s theme is fruit and nut and the following species will be available.

Raspberry canes
Blackcurrant canes
Pear communis – Pear
Corylus avellana – Hazel cob nut
Betula pendula – Silver Birch
Quercus robur – Oak
Acer campestre – Field Maple

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