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5,000 free trees for local people announced in Bedford Borough

People planing trees in a field

Tree Giveaway for residents and businesses

Wednesday 21 and Saturday 24 February, from 10am to 1pm, at the Oasis Pool car park, Bedford

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The tree giveaway includes a range of native species, from the colourful Dogwood right through to the mighty Oak and staff will be able to give guidance and answer any questions on the day. A full list of species and some frequently asked questions will be available a few days before the event at

Residents will need to provide their address and will be able to take away up to five trees while businesses, community groups and schools can collect up to 25 trees.

The trees will all need to be planted on private land within Bedford Borough and with the owner’s permission. Growing Beds Ltd will also be supplying compost at no charge for residents to take away on the day. It is important that people bring something suitable to protect the roots during transport, such as a plastic bag.

Jim Weir, Portfolio Holder for Environment, Highways, and Transport at Bedford Borough Council said, “The tree giveaway has proven to be immensely popular over the last few years and I recommend arriving early if people don’t want to miss out on their first choice of tree species.”

Teams from Bedford Borough Council manage trees, hedges, shrubs, flower beds and green spaces across Bedford Borough throughout the year and this is a fantastic opportunity for local residents to join in with some planting, make new friends and learn new skills.

Discover more about trees in Bedford Borough at

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