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Free trees

Free Trees 2022

Cllr Dixie Darch, Executive Member for Climate Change is delighted to be offering Parish, Town Councils and community groups free trees for National Tree Planting Week, 26 November to 4 December 2022.

We are offering you the opportunity to order trees, stakes, ties, and guards to the value of £100.00 per organisation, free of charge.

You can choose bare root trees available in several varieties and these will be ready for collection only from our local nursery situated at Taunton Deane Nurseries, Stoke Road, Stoke St Mary, Taunton, TA3 5DG, week commencing 21 November 2022.

The closing date for requests will be Thursday, 20 October 2022 at 6pm.

How the scheme works:

Step One

To take part in this scheme you must be a Parish/Town Council or an unparished area within the Somerset West and Taunton District.

Step Two

Using the price list below, decide how many of each species you would like, this can be in any combination to the value of £100.00.

Price List

Common Name Latin Name Bare Root Diameter Accessories Included Price
Oak Quercus Robur 150cm – 175cm Stake, tie and guard £8.50
Beech Fagus Sylvatica 150cm – 175cm Stake, tie and guard £7.50
Lime Tilia Cordata 150cm – 175cm Stake, tie and guard £8.50
Hawthorn Crataegus Monogyna 150cm – 175cm Stake, tie and guard £5.50
Silver Birch Betula Pendula 150cm – 175cm Stake, tie and guard £5.50
Wild Cherry Prunus Avium 150cm – 175cm Stake, tie and guard £4.60
Hazel Corylus Avellana 150cm – 175cm Stake, tie and guard £7.50
Blackthorn/Sloe Prunus Spinosa 150cm – 175cm Stake, tie and guard £5.50
Crab Apple Malus Sylvestrus 150cm – 175cm Stake, tie and guard £5.50

Step Three

Email your request to freetrees@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk, providing the following information:

  • Unparished area/Parish/Town Council name
  • contact name
  • contact telephone number
  • the number of each tree requested

Step Four

A member of our team will process your request and add it to our main supplier order. We will contact you to confirm your request and the date and time slots for collection, which will be during the week commencing 21 November 2022, between the hours of 8am and 3pm Tuesday to Friday only.

Step Five

Plant your trees using the tree planting advice and guidance available from organisations such as The Woodland Trust, Royal Horticultural Society and The Tree Council. Please provide us with photos of the trees being planted for social media use via freetrees@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk.