Planting
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Have a question?

Where can I find out more about what kinds of trees might be suitable for my garden and how best to plant and care for them? 

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Look no further! 1000 Trees for Furzedown campaign members have put together accessible and useful information on trees, fruit trees, shrubs, hedging and climbers to plant.
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The Woodland Trust  https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/ has a wealth of further information and you can also buy trees from them at very reasonable prices.

Can I get a free tree to plant in my garden?

The Mayor of London has a scheme offering free trees for planting to Londoners, schools and community groups. Look for updates on this website: https://www.london.gov.uk/

Are there other schemes to supply trees to community groups, schools or other organisations who want to plant more trees?

There are a few other schemes but they do involve a degree of coordination and planning, with application forms to fill in. For example https://www.gov.uk/guidance/urban-tree-challenge-fund  or https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/schools-and-communities/

Which local nurseries and garden centres supply trees?

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Battersea Flower Station and Florist  https://www.batterseaflowerstation.co.uk/

Woodcote Green Garden Centre https://www.woodcotegreen.com/default.aspx

Warning! Try to buy peat free compost for planting your trees and shrubs. And be careful to avoid imported trees that might bring the risk of spreading tree diseases

I want to plant a tree but can’t do this work myself. Can anyone help me?

Contact furzedown1000trees@outlook.com and you will be put in touch with someone locally who can help.