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Tree Giveaways

Our Tree Giveaways are back bigger and better!

So far, we have given away over 15,000 free trees this year, contributing to the 110,000 trees planted so far in South Ribble, achieving the target of 110k being planting a tree for every resident.

After the amazing response from last year's giveaways we have decided to hold more this winter....

Join us for a free tree or hedge on:

  • Saturday 4 February 2023, 09.00 - 12.00 at Worden Park main car park, Leyland
  • Saturday 11 February 2023, 09.00 - 12.00 at St Catherine's Hospice, St Catherine's Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5XU (this was changed from Withy Grove)
  • Saturday 18 February 2023, 09:00 until 12:00 at Penwortham Community Centre Car Park, Kingsfold Drive, Penwortham

Trees will be available on a first come, first served basis and once they are gone, they're gone!  Turn up early to avoid disappointment and be aware that there is likely to be a queue.

There'll be up to four thousand mixed species whips for hedging or woodland planting, or you can just collect a single tree if you prefer, plus we'll be providing planting and maintenance advice along with planting guides.

This year we would also love to see residents working together to replace their old fences with a beautiful mixed species hedgerow, no painting, no worrying about panels blowing down in the wind, just a wildlife friendly, easily maintained, flower filled, bee buzzing, bird nesting hedge to enjoy all year round.

All trees being given away are native to the UK and require little or no maintenance and each tree offers something for your garden.

Species available (60 - 120cm)

  • Hawthorn
  • Blackthorn
  • Beech
  • Hornbeam
  • Wild Cherry
  • Field Maple
  • Guelder Rose
  • Hazel
  • Rowan
  • Crab Apple
  • Birch

Even if you have visited our previous tree giveaway events, if your garden could fit more hedging or another tree or two, pop down for a top up.

We would love to see some photographs of your trees and hedges from our previous giveaways - please share by posting on or tagging our social media pages.

Tree planting locally provides carbon offsetting benefits as well as all the other benefits tree bring such as reduced flooding and biodiversity and food and shelter for wildlife.

Let's get planting and get nature buzzing in South Ribble.

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