Oswestry residents are being given the opportunity to claim a free tree as part of the Town Council’s objective to plant 17,000 trees, one for each resident in Oswestry.

Residents can collect their free tree (first come, first served and one per household) on Saturday 16th and Wednesday 20th of March (9.30am to 2.30pm), from Oswestry Town Market on the Bailey Head. Residents can choose from Crab Apple, Wild Cherry, Silver Birch, Rowan and Dogwood bare root whips.

This forms part of the Council’s priority for a carbon neutral Oswestry and having the environment at the heart of its strategy. The Council has planted 7544 trees to date and has worked in partnership with primary and secondary schools, local colleges, and community partners such Borderland Rotary Club and Oswestry Rugby Club.

Town Council Mayor, Cllr Olly Rose said “The trees will contribute to Shropshire’s net zero carbon agenda and provide other environmental benefits as the trees grow and mature.  We need to give our wildlife a helping hand and these trees will encourage insects and birds into our gardens.”

Additional information on the tree types will be provided on collecting a tree. For more information on the Council’s tree project, visit the website Trees | Oswestry Town Council (oswestry-tc.gov.uk).