(Free) Trees for Years 2011…

Silver Birch flowering

… 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
  • Redcurrant
  • Strawberry
  • Pear communis – Pear
  • Corylus avellana – Hazel cob nut
  • Betula pendula – Silver Birch
  • Quercus robur – Oak
  • Acer campestre – Field Maple

For further information please email David Carter, Parks Development Officer, or telephone 01206 508632.

This material has been developed for the West Bergholt Village Website at http://www.westbergholt.net
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