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Preston housing association tenants offered trees to plant outside homes

Posted on - 2nd November, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Housing, People, Politics, Preston News, Wildlife and Conservation
Gateway colleagues planting a tree in a resident’s garden in West Field Drive 2019

A Preston housing association is offering tenants a selection of approved trees to plant outside their homes.

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Community Gateway Association is celebrating National Tree Week, running from 27 November to 5 December, the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season, November to March each year.

The association said the campaign is an opportunity for people to improve their local and global environment.

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Community Gateway has asked their tenants to help them find homes for young trees, all of which are carefully selected to ensure they are the right size for Preston gardens and hardy enough to stand the northern climate.

Gateway customers can choose from fruit trees such as apple and pear, flowering trees like cherry blossom, or leafier wildlife trees.

The association said their green-fingered staff are planting the trees and ensuring their ongoing pruning and maintenance, so tenants can sit back and enjoy the new addition to the garden.

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They said apart from the beauty a new tree brings to a garden and local community, trees also help improve air quality, preserve soil, and support local wildlife.

Over the last three years, Gateway has replanted half as many more trees than they removed in their commitment to protecting the environment.

Please note that supply is limited.

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For more information, Gateway customers should call the GreenCare team on 01772 268 324 or email them on greencare@communitygateway.co.uk with their address and contact details.

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