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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 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.

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