SCHOOLS, community groups and individuals are being invited to apply for up to 250 free trees in a new scheme launched this week.
Derbyshire County Council wants to hand out more than 3,500 saplings and hedgerow plants over the next few months to help conservation and improve the appearance of the county.
People have until Friday, December 20 to apply for free trees and shrubs including English oak, field maple, silver birch and rowan.
Councillor Andy Botham, deputy cabinet member for jobs, economy and transport, said: “Free trees will be available to a variety of groups and individuals to plant in areas where they will improve the environment and can be appreciated by residents and visitors.
The scheme costs £1,000 and comes from the authority’s countryside budget. To find out more visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/freetrees