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January 17, 2018

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Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

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North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

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Monday, January 15, 2018

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Funding agreed for Marwood Community Hall project -

Saturday, January 13, 2018

University secures planning approval for student centre and new civic space -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Först to showcase new lightweight petrol woodchipper at EHS -

Friday, January 12, 2018

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Bespoke membership scheme The Turf Club launches -

Friday, January 12, 2018

idverde supports Colchester Council’s tree giveaway scheme

idverde supported its client Colchester Borough Council’s Trees for Years scheme, which was held on Saturday 4 February. This popular annual scheme now in its eleventh year sees over 2,000 tree and fruit bushes given away free to local residents, community and volunteer groups, schools, and town or parish councils. The scheme aims to help to promote and create a green and healthy environment for Colchester residents to live and work.

idverde, which works in partnership with the Council to maintain the Borough’s green spaces, provided sponsorship of £2,000 to help purchase the trees, and also provided support on the day.

Despite the event officially starting at 10am, eager Colchester residents began arriving to choose their trees and plants from 8am. Species available included:

  • Field maple
  • Silver birch
  • Red stem dogwood
  • Yellow stem dogwood
  • Hazel
  • Lavender
  • Bird cherry
  • Blackcurrant
  • Gooseberries
  • Raspberries

Plants were limited to three per household, and 15 per community group, and a planting guide was given to residents, giving advice on caring for their new plants.

Around 700 people attended the event, and by midday all 2,400 of the plants had been collected.

idverde contract manager, Andrew Fulcher, said: “idverde was extremely pleased to be able to support this year’s Trees for Years event. Not only is this a great scheme to help residents and community groups to green up their gardens for free, but the day was a great opportunity for our team to meet and get to know Colchester’s local residents. A very successful morning.”

Cllr Annie Feltham, portfolio holder for business, leisure and opportunities also commented: “We are extremely grateful to idverde for supporting the fantastic Trees for Years initiative and helping to make it such a success. It is a great scheme, which continues to help Colchester residents and local groups to make their communities a greener and more pleasant place to be.”

Comments
One Response to “idverde supports Colchester Council’s tree giveaway scheme”
  1. Tony Leach says:

    Great initiative but so sad to see bare roots exposed in your photo. How many will survive after such poor treatment?