Erewash Borough Council is once again hosting its popular Free Tree event, the town centre giveaway when local residents can pick up some free trees for their gardens.
The council’s flagship Pride in Erewash campaign is behind the annual bonanza, which sees stalls set up in both Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres – with residents of the borough able to claim up to FIVE free trees per household.
This year’s giveaway dates for the diary are:
- Long Eaton – Old Market Place / High Street on Wednesday 27 November, 10am - 2pm
- Ilkeston – Market Place on Thursday 28 November, 10am - 2pm
Anyone interested can simply turn up on the day and the trees – all native to the UK – are given away on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.
The council’s Volunteer Tree Wardens will be at both town centre events to help with information and to promote trees, while Derbyshire County Council's Waste Exhibition Vehicle will also be there to promote recycling, composting and waste collections in Erewash.
Some of the varieties that will be available at the Free Tree Giveaway days are: Hawthorn, Oak, Holly, Dog Rose, Hazel, Wild Cherry, Lime, Birch and Field Maple.