Saturday 2 February 2019 between 10am – 1pm or sooner if all the stock goes. A notice by the entrance to the car park will be display when all of the plants are gone.
The council offices at Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road next to the retail park.
There is limited free parking at Rowan House, Sheepen Road
As the plants are given away on a first come first serve basis the earliest arrivals at 10am will have a larger variety of plants to choose from. It is not unusual for residents to queue for 10 – 15 minutes to collect some plants during the first hour of the event.
3 plants per resident or up to 15 per school, community group or parish council.
No, due to the popularity of the event only one person per household can collect the plants up to the maximum allocation.
Yes, you will just be asked to provide your postcode and house number and proof you are a Colchester resident like a recent utility bill.
Recording the postcode allows Colchester Borough Council to monitor the distribution of the plants in the borough.
Members of the Parks & Recreation Service will be available to give advice on which plants would be suitable for different size gardens.
The trees/shrubs must only be planted on private land like your own garden. Plants must NOT be planted on Council land.
The plants are bare root and range from 50cm high up to 1.2m high.
Yes, but a limited number of bags will be available for groups collecting larger amounts.
Trees for Years are sponsored by idverde. idverde carry out the grounds maintenance in the Colchester Borough.
No, due to the popularity of the event the plants are given out on a first come first serve basis.
The event will not be cancelled if it is raining. Residents should wear suitable waterproof clothing.
The event may be cancelled if weather conditions make the site unsafe for the public or the plant material cannot be lifted due to frozen ground.
The local press and radio will be informed of any cancellation. Posters will be updated and signs to inform the public will be put up at the Rowan House car park.
Yes, a new date will be advertised.