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Free trees

Cllr Dixie Darch, Executive Member for Climate Change is delighted to be offering Parish and Town Councils free trees for National Tree Planting Week, 27 November to 5 December 2021.

We are offering you the opportunity to order trees, stakes, ties and guards to the value of £50.00 per council, free of charge.

You can choose bare root trees available in Oak, Beech, Lime and Hawthorn varieties available from one of three locations across our district, week commencing 22 November 2021.

The closing date for requests will be Friday, 22 October 2021.

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 £50.00.

Price List

Common Name Latin Name Bare Root Diameter Accessories Included Price
Oak Quercus Robur 150cm – 175cm Stake, tie and guard £6.60
Beech Fagus Sylvatica 150cm – 175cm Stake, tie and guard £6.60
Lime Tilia Cordata 150cm – 175cm Stake, tie and guard £6.10
Hawthorn Crataegus Monogyna 150cm – 175cm Stake, tie and guard £6.05

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 Oak trees requested
  • the number of Beech trees requested
  • the number of Lime trees requested
  • the number of Hawthorn trees requested
  • your preferred collection point

Collection Points

  • Taunton Deane Nurseries, Stoke Road, Taunton, TA3 5DG
  • Deane Depot, Westpark, Chelston, Wellington, TA21 9AD
  • Minehead Depot, Brunel Road, Minehead TA24 5BY

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 to book a collection timeslot, which will be for the week commencing 22 November 2021. Time slots will be allocated between the hours of 08:00am and 15:00pm, Monday to Friday only, to be confirmed.

Step Five

Collect your trees from your chosen collection point on the day and time agreed.

Step Six

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.