Oswestry residents offered trees by town council

People are being offered free trees as part of a Shropshire town's plan to become carbon neutral.

Oswestry Town Council wants to plant 17,000 trees, one for each resident in the town.

The trees are being given away later and on Wednesday, from the Bailey Head.

To date, 6439 trees have been planted in partnership with schools, colleges and community partners, said the council.

"The trees will contribute to Shropshire's net zero carbon agenda and provide other environmental benefits as the trees grow and mature," said Mayor Olly Rose.

The trees, which include crab apple, field maple and wild cherry, are being offered as one per household, on a first come, first served basis.

They are available from the Bailey Head between 09:30 and 14:30 BST on Saturday and Wednesday, the council said.

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