Free Tree Giveaway

Published: 07 February 2022

Kingsteignton Town Council worked in partnership with Devon Wildlife Trust's 'Saving Devon's Treescapes' project.  A total of 195 tree whips consisting of native species such as Oak, Crab Apple, Silver Birch, Rowan, Hazel and others were given out to our residents free of charge, with a pledge to plant the tree in a suitable location, either their own garden or land that they have permission to plant on and then nurture the tree to ensure that it thrives, as well as sharing the progress of the tree on social media using the hashtag #SaveDevonsTrees

Our thanks go to everybody who kindly attended and took a tree or two away with them. We hope your tree/s thrive and we look forward to seeing how they are doing in the future! 

Saving Devon's Treescapes project is led by Devon Wildlife Trust on behalf of the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, One Tree Planted and Tesco Bags of Help.

Communities are being encouraged to plant trees to protect and enhance natural habitats for our wildlife as well as to promote a cleaner environment to benefit health and well-being for all.  

Devon countryside has a vast amount of Ash Trees which have been and will continue to be affected on a huge scale due to the deadly disease 'Ash Dieback'.  It is estimated to kill approximately 90% of Devon's ash trees in the coming years.  Therefore, every new tree that is planted within communities throughout Devon is vital to our landscapes.