NHDC Free trees offer

From NHDC:

Grab a free tree this Christmas and help fight climate change

To help tackle climate change in North Herts, the Council is giving away 10,000 tree saplings.

You can help improve local biodiversity and air quality, and help reduce your own carbon footprint by grabbing a tree at one of our events to grow and nurture at home – or give as an eco-friendly Christmas gift!

So far we have received over 1,000 expressions of interest. Those who have already emailed us will be invited to pick up their tree at one of the locations below, but fear not, if you haven’t contacted us you are also invited to turn up and take one.

All tree saplings are native to the UK and deciduous (they will shed their leaves each year) and although we cannot take requests, species will include field maple, silver birch, sweet cherry and hazel.

All you need is a suitable place to plant a tree, set back from roads, boundaries and buildings so they're not a nuisance as they grow. Ideally the saplings need to be planted before February 2022.

Royston – 7 December
Priory Memorial Gardens, 11am-4pm

Baldock – 9 December
Avenue Park, 11am-4pm

Letchworth – 14 December
Howard Gardens, 11am-4pm

Hitchin – 16 December
Bancroft, 11am-4pm

Great Ashby – 17 December
Community Centre, 11am-4pm

Alternatively you can collect a tree from our contractor Arborcare’s depot at Todds Green, Stevenage (SG1 2JE) 7.30am-11am each Saturday up to Christmas.

Why not get involved with this year’s National Tree Week (27 November to 5 December), the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. The Tree Council is encouraging people across the country to #PlantForOurFuture to mark the start of the winter tree planting season. Trees and hedgerows are some of the most powerful tools in the fight against climate change – every tree will help us grow a greener future together!

Further dates may be arranged in the New Year.

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