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 Communications2@oadby-wigston.gov.uk 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.