Thousands of trees set to be given away

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Schools, community groups and individuals can apply for up to 250 trees in Derbyshire County Council’s free tree scheme.

The free tree give-away aims to hand out over 3,500 saplings and hedgerow plants over the next few months.

Groups and individuals who wish to take advantage of the scheme have until Friday 20 December to apply for free trees and shrubs including English Oak, Field Maple, and Silver Birch.

Councillor Andy Botham said: “Free trees will be available to plant in areas where they will improve the environment.”

To apply, download an application form at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/freetrees.