Free trees in Kent

PUBLISHED: 10:33 10 February 2011 | UPDATED: 18:51 20 February 2013

Families and community groups have collected the young saplings from the Kent Free Trees scheme...

Kents precious natural environment is being enriched by the planting of 31,000 free trees.


Families and community groups have collected the young saplings from the Kent Free Trees scheme. The countywide distribution was delayed for two months by sub-zero ground conditions.


More than 1,000 applications were received from individuals, schools, community groups and private landowners. They could apply for up to 25 trees each, with more than 20 different native species including oak, ash, beech and hazel.


Kent County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste, David Brazier, said:


Trees make a valuable contribution to peoples lives and make their natural surroundings nicer places to live. This scheme is good for wildlife and will help to reduce carbon dioxide levels.

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