Free Trees!

Published Thursday, 16 November 2017

With approximately 36,000 trees planted in our streets and up to a further 24,500 planted in our parks, the borough of Bromley already has one of the largest tree stocks of all the London boroughs.

We are pleased to announce that thanks to TVC (The Conservation Volunteers) Free Trees Programme, in conjunction with the Lord Mayor’s Office, we are now able to offer any community groups, schools or religious groups trees to plant in their grounds to make our borough even greener. 

Each 60cm tree is supplied with a cane and protective planting spiral and you can chose from 15 species ranging from field maple, common crab apple, goat willow, mountain ash and bird cherry if you have a suitable smaller space or hornbeam, silver birch, English oak, wild cherry or green beech if you have more land. Or perhaps you even have room for a wildlife and shrubs pack comprising five each of hazel, dog rose, common privet, grey willow and common dog wood trees, i.e. 50 in total to create your very own mini woodland habitat! 

Whether you just want one or two specimen trees or wish to plant a small coppice please email csc@bromley.gov.uk or ring 0300 303 8658 for further details. Allocation of the trees will, of course, be subject to availability. 

ENDS 

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