Grab yourself a free tree
Northumberland County Council’s free tree giveaway is back for another year!
The Council is offering 10,000 tree saplings to residents, schools, community groups, town and parish councils as well as charities and businesses to help make Northumberland a greener and cleaner place to be.
It is fantastic to be able to offer thousands of free trees across Northumberland for a third year in a row. Last year the scheme was hugely popular so if you are considering planting a tree this winter, I would encourage you to apply sooner rather than later so that you do not miss out!Glen Sanderson (Council leader)
Saplings for individuals and packs of up to 120 saplings for groups are now available to order online at https://tree-scheme.northumberland.gov.uk/SelfService. There will be a number of collection points and confirmation of your collection point will be sent out to you three weeks prior to the collection date.
Cllr Sanderson added: “The free tree scheme is a wonderful opportunity for communities to come together, learn new skills and get outdoors. All ages and abilities can get involved to plant and care for a tree. Taking up the offer will also help us reach our carbon neutral target by 2030, as trees are brilliant carbon absorbers.”
The trees are small cell grown plants, sourced from the UK, and come provided with a biodegradable shelter guard, cane and planting and aftercare instructions.
Grab yourself a free tree from Northumberland County Council
The council is giving away up to 10,000 free tree saplings help make Northumberland a greener and cleaner place to be.
Eight different species of saplings are now available to order online, which are suitable for small, medium, and large green spaces – even those with limited space can apply including:
- Community/voluntary groups
- Town and Parish Councils
As well as being good for the environment, planting trees is an opportunity for all ages and abilities within the community to come together, learn new skills and get outdoors.
The trees are small cell grown plants, sourced from the UK, and come provided with a biodegradable shelter guard and cane along with planting and aftercare instructions.
Accessible collection points will be available across the county during November, December and January and details will be announced in the week commencing 4th October 2022.
Find out more
Find out more and apply: https://nland.cc/freetreesapply
Climate change action
To find out more about what Northumberland County Council is doing to tackle climate change, please visit www.northumberland.gov.uk/climatechange.
[All above text provided by Claire Miller on 18 August 2022 and used with permission.]