FOLLOWING on from the success of last week’s tree giveaway, Thurrock Council’s horticulture team are looking to do it again.
Tree officer Liz Wood and others were at the High House Production Park in Purfleet on Thursday (1 December) giving away small saplings or “tree whips” to visitors.
Over half the saplings went in the event — to celebrate National Tree Week (26 November to 4 December), but the council have over 100 left.
Visitors to Langdon Hills Country Park this weekend — whether to enjoy the ever-popular and sold-out Santa In The Woods event, or just to stroll through the countryside — will also have the chance to pick up a sapling free of charge. They will be available between 10am and 4pm on both Saturday (10 December) and Sunday, as long as stocks last.
Among the saplings are silver birch, rowan, field maple and bird cherries.