500 free trees to Hounslow residents
Nov 28, 2023
As part of the commitment to reduce the Borough's carbon footprint, Hounslow Council has pledged to plant more trees this 23/24 planting season, and help the local community to get more involved with their environment.
Therefore 750 free potted fruit trees are to be made available to residents, schools, community and faith groups across the Borough. Of this allocation, 500 are earmarked for residents. The trees to be given out at three collection events in the borough.
The trees will be potted plants or bare rooted and will be approximately 60cm in height. The species have been selected in line with the character of the borough's existing trees, and by suitability for the soil conditions across the area.
ABOUT THE TREES
There are five tree species available; fit for small, medium and large sized gardens: Victoria Plum, Brown Turkey Fig, Jonagold Apple, Concorde Pear and Morello Cherry. All trees will come in a pot and will need to be taken out and planted into the ground during their dormant stages. To receive a tree, register your interest HERE.
The Council planted 4,500 trees in parks and roadsides in 2020-21 and plans to continue across the borough (including Christmas trees), in prominent places in each ward, and in each of the five main Town Centres.
Plans also include improving grass verges by planting wildflowers and expanding no-mow periods. Here is more information about the scheme.
ADOPT A TREE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN CHISWICK
Why not adopt a tree? Adoptable trees are newly planted trees which need the most help in their first five years in order to thrive. Adopting a tree is free and allows you to make a difference to the environment near you.
1. Adopt a newly planted tree to help it thrive
2. Receive watering notifications when it gets very dry
3. Adopting is free and easy