Green-fingered people offered chance to create mini-gardens by street trees

Applications to adopt a tree pit are open until the end of November

Applications to adopt a tree pit are open until the end of November - Credit: Redbridge Council

Green-fingered residents have the opportunity to adopt their own tree pit once again. 

Redbridge Council is running the adoption scheme – now in its third year – as part of a community gardening initiative which hopes to bring the borough into bloom. 

People who take part can help improve the biodiversity of their neighbourhood by planting flower seeds to create a mini-garden at the foot of a tree on their street. 

Council leader Jas Athwal said he was “thrilled” to see applications reopen for the scheme. 

He said: "Not only is gardening brilliant for mental wellbeing, but it will also brighten up our streets and boost local biodiversity.”

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Applications are now open and will close on November 30.  

Those applying to adopt a tree pit will receive a free packet of wildflower seeds while stocks last.  

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Those who applied last year will have to re-apply again this year as all adoptions are for one year. 

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