idverde says it was delighted to sponsor Colchester Borough Council’s free tree giveaway again this year.
This year’s event took place on Saturday 22 February at the Colchester United JobServe Community Stadium and saw the Council give away 10,000 trees, shrubs, and fruit bushes to Colchester residents, community groups, schools, and town and parish councils.
To mark the start of a new decade, and as part of the Colchester Woodland Project, 10,000 trees, shrubs, and fruit trees were available. These include field maple, hazel cobnut, hornbeam, holly, rowan, lavender, hawthorn, raspberry, blackcurrant, and gooseberry bushes.
The event is now in its 14th year and idverde has been proud to help fund the event, as well as providing support on the day. idverde has been the council’s grounds maintenance provider since April 2016.
idverde’s operations manager, Rob Wilson, was on hand on the day to help support the event, and said:
“Giving away 10,000 trees this year certainly brought the people of Colchester in their droves to the community stadium; the car park was absolutely packed. It was amazing to see so many people turn out on such a wet and windy day and we were delighted to be able to support the event once again.”
The tree giveaway started at 10am, but people began queuing at 7.30am to claim their free trees. 10 plants were available per household, and 50 plants for each community group, school, or town/parish council.