The scheme for 2012 is now closed to new applications.
Collection dates for trees
The collection dates for trees is Saturday 9th February 2013. When the scheme is back open you will find the application form on this page for you to either complete online or print and fill out as a pdf file. Please make sure that all sections of the form are completed, otherwise we may not be able to process your application. Most importantly, don’t forget to add your contact details, and include the number of each type of tree you would like.
Are you eligible?
- The trees must be planted within Shropshire Council’s administrative boundary
- We cannot supply trees for schemes that are grant aided, or required as part of a planning condition, or are presently subject to a planning application or similar
- The Tree Scheme is partially funded through the public purse and is intended to provide public benefits. Trees or shrubs supplied through the scheme may not therefore be used for commercial gain
- The trees will be planted along or visible from a roadside or footpath, or they will create a valuable wildlife link or habitat
Choosing Your trees
There is a wide range of native species for you to choose from. Attached to this page is some information on each of the species that we supply, to help you make your decision. Please ensure that when filling out the form you put the number of trees you would like in the boxes (not just a tick).
You can also apply for up to 60 hedging transplants. We recommend a planting rate of six transplants per metre, planted in a double staggered row, making a total of ten metres of hedge.
I don’t need that many trees or that much hedging — can I order less?
Of course. Only plant the type and number of trees that are appropriate for the location and space available. One good tree in the right place has got much better prospects than ten in the wrong place!
Map or sketch
Please don’t forget to send us a map as we do require this to show us exactly where you will be planting your trees (your application will not be valid without one). Please either mark up a map or draw a sketch showing the location of planting. The map must be sufficiently detailed for us to locate the trees as it may be used for future monitoring purposes, for instance you could show the nearest road or property.
Choosing your collection point
Choose the most convenient pick up point, but please note that we may have to make alternative arrangements with you if there are only a few people going to any one of the particular collection points.
Collecting your trees
Confirmation of your collection point and location maps will be sent to you nearer the collection date, along with information on the time slot you have been allocated to collect your trees.
The trees are supplied in special heavy duty plastic tree sacks. Even if you receive the maximum number of trees and hedgerow transplants, they should fit easily into the boot of a car, leaving plenty of room for the bamboo canes and spiral guards if you have requested them.
So that your application can be processed without delay, and to help us organise the scheme efficiently, please ensure that:
- You fill out ALL sections of the application form
- You provide a map or sketch with the location of planting
- You apply as early as possible
Please note: we prefer to correspond by email if possible. This will help save on paper and postage costs and allow us to give out more trees!