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Tree Giveaways

Our Tree Giveaways are back bigger and better!

So far, we have given away over 27,000 free trees over the last four years. Contributing to the 139,000 trees planted so far in South Ribble, achieving the target of 110k being planted, 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 free trees or hedge plants on:

  • Saturday 27 January 2024, 09.00 - 12.00 at Worden Park main car park, Leyland
  • Saturday 3 February 2024, 09.00 - 12.00 at St Catherine's Hospice, St Catherine's Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5XU 
  • Saturday 17 February 2024, 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 three thousand mixed species whips for hedging or woodland planting at each event, or you can just collect a single tree if you prefer, plus we'll be providing planting and maintenance advice. 

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.

If you are a resident, landowner or business who would like to discuss larger tree planting schemes please email our Climate Emergency Team to discuss how we can help.

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

Species available (120 - 150cm)

  • 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, increasing biodiversity and providing food and shelter for wildlife.

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

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