Green-fingered people offered chance to create mini-gardens by street trees
- 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.
For more information, or to apply, go to https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/our-streets/adopt-and-water-a-tree/