Trees – where would be without ‘em, eh?
Probably living in a hellhole of a city that views the natural landscape as something that pigeons are out-sourced to create.
And so credit is due to our friends from Colchester Borough Council who want to TREE US UP.
Yep – the annual Trees for Years [Mmmm...] returns on 2nd February for the seventh year running. Basically it’s the local authority endorsed game of Take a Tree Home for FREE.
From 10am through until 1pm, residents of Sunny Colch will be able to blag a tree at Rowan House and take it home with no further questions asked. You won’t even have to prove your Sunny Colch residency (anyone NOT smiling is basically a dead giveaway.)
As for the cost to our friends from CBC?
Sponsorship from OfficeIS is making all of this possible. 2,000 trees in total will be available to take away. We’re all for sharing etc, but we do LOVE the idea of a bit of guerilla gardening down at Rowan House and converting the council car park into a mini Wivenhoe Wood.
It’s a first come, first served basis. Three trees per household. Singletons come off rather well with this one…
Up for grabs are:
Field Maple (Acer campestre)
Silver Birch (Betula pendula)
Hazel Cob Nut (Corylus avellana)
Bird Cherry (Prunus padus)
Cornus alba ‘Siberica’ (Red barked dogwood)
Cornus stolonifera ‘Flaviramea’ (Yellow barked Dogwood)
Whoever said that our friends from CBC were nothing but DEAD WOOD?