Residents make the most of Colchester Council's free tree giveaway

RESIDENTS, groups and schools snapped up the chance to get free trees and shrubs from Colchester Council.

The council set up the initiative to make Colchester greener and the scheme, now in its eighth year, prove to be popular with tree lovers arriving nearly two hours early.

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2:29pm Sat 1 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

Shrubs yes trees no.the council should be more responsible than handing out trees that can be planted, foolishly in back gardens.woodland and open country is the place for trees not back or front gardens.
Shrubs yes trees no.the council should be more responsible than handing out trees that can be planted, foolishly in back gardens.woodland and open country is the place for trees not back or front gardens. stevedawson
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7:19pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Hamiltonandy says...

Depends on the size of garden and eventual height of the tree. Holly can be pruned down to be a few feet high or allowed to become an 40 foot tree. We have a beech hedge near us that was neglected during the war and afterwards. It now has become a row of fifty foot high trees mutually supporting each other. Trees can be attractive features of suburbia and ensure a variety of habitats for wildlife. The only tree I hate is sycamore because its offspring self sow everywhere.
Depends on the size of garden and eventual height of the tree. Holly can be pruned down to be a few feet high or allowed to become an 40 foot tree. We have a beech hedge near us that was neglected during the war and afterwards. It now has become a row of fifty foot high trees mutually supporting each other. Trees can be attractive features of suburbia and ensure a variety of habitats for wildlife. The only tree I hate is sycamore because its offspring self sow everywhere. Hamiltonandy
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