Free trees given away

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GREENFINGERED townsfolk can claim up to five trees per household at a giveaway event in Ilkeston Market Place on Thursday December 1.

Native UK trees, including hawthorn, oak, ash, holly and lime, will be available at Erewash Borough Council’s annual event from 10am to 2pm.

Just turn up on the day and the trees will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.

Schools, parish councils, community groups and land owners will be able to apply for up to 50 free trees to plant within the borough.

Call 0845 907 2244 ext 3874 for an application form before this Friday.