Hounslow and Greentalk bring Free Tree giveaway to a close

1-2-3: Hounslow marks the end of its third successful Free Trees for Hounslow initiative.

Published: Friday, 2nd February 2024

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The ever-popular giveaway for 2023/2024 saw over 600 fruit trees given to residents and schools, while community and faith groups were offered the opportunity to apply for the first time.

Now, who has the prettiest tree? Send photos of your tree to the Parks team on parks@hounslow.gov.uk , or tag the Council on Twitter/X at @lbofhounslow, using the hashtags #FreeTreesForHounslow and #HounslowGreentalk .

The programme featured three tree collection days across the borough, at Feltham Arenas Parklands, Brentford’s Boston Manor Park, and Chiswick’s Turnham Green. Residents placed orders in advance via Greentalk and then attended a tree collection event to take home one of a selection of fruit trees. Members of the Council’s Parks team were always on hand to assist with tree collection, and to offer tips and advice on planting and maintaining a fruit tree.

Councillor Salman Shaheen, Cabinet Member for Recreation, Public Spaces and Parking, and Councillor Katherine Dunne, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Climate, Environment and Transport, attended the Brentford and Feltham collection days respectively to greet residents and to see the brilliant work of Hounslow’s volunteers in action.

Click here to hear Councillor Shaheen’s thoughts on the initiative and listen what some green-fingered residents had to say.

The Council would like to thank everyone who supported Free Trees for Hounslow, whether by taking home a tree and contributing to the borough’s canopy cover, or by helping out at any of the winter collection days.

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