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National Tree Planting Week - Trees Available

We are in #NationalTreePlantingWeek. At OWBC we’ve got a limited number of free trees to offer our residents.

Take your choice of:

  • Field Maple (Acer campestre)

A medium-sized deciduous tree with a compact bushy crown. Leaves with 5 blunt lobes, turning yellow or red in the autumn. Flowers small, green, forming typical winged maple fruits

  • Silver Birch (Betula pendula)

A medium-sixed deciduous tree with a graceful and light canopy. White bark with black grooves, its leaves are a light green turning bright yellow in autumn.

  • Spindle (Euonymus europaeus)

A shrub or small tree to 3m, often with fine autumn colour and small flowers followed by colourful fruits.

  • Hazel (Corylus avellana)

A medium sized multi-stemmed shrub, often coppiced but when left to grow may reach 10m. Soft yellow catkins are produced in late winter or early spring. Edible nuts are enclosed in a leafy husk, squirrel permitting!

The offer is available to each household and community organisation within the Borough to apply for up to 2 trees.

All the trees are two years old and approximately 40-60cms (2 feet) high.

Availability is on a first come first served basis and is open until 16th December 2019. Please submit your request to us at or in writing to the Customer Service Centre, Bell Street, Wigston addressed to communications. Please make sure you provide the following details if you are making your request in writing;

Your name, address, contact email (if possible), telephone and the tree of choice.

Details of collection will be communicated to you.

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