Free trees

TTW have some trees to give away to local residents of Wellington, Rockwell Green and surrounding area!

If you would like any of the following trees for your garden, they will be available for collection at the Wellington Repair Café on Saturday 2nd March 10am-12.30pm on a first come first served basis.
Location; The Scout’s Hall, 6 Fore St, Wellington Somerset, TA21 8AQ

There are

  • X26 Rowan – or mountain ash (sorbus aucuparia) a fairly small tree ideal for gardens growing to 10m with delicate green leaves, white flowers in spring, red fruit in autumn and yellow/red autumn leaves.
  • X30 Crabapple (malus sylvestris) a fairly small tree ideal for gardens growing to 9-10m with white flowers in spring, edible green apple fruit good for jellies or attracting blackbirds, green leaves turning yellow in autumn.
  • X29 Wild hazels (corylus avellana) a large shrub growing to 6m tall and wide if unpruned, but can be pruned smaller as a bush, used in a hedge or coppiced every few years to keep small. Catkins in early spring produce edible nuts in autumn which can attract squirrels. Green leaves turn yellow in autumn.
  • X36 Elder (sambucus nigra) is a large shrub or small tree growing to 6m tall. The large clusters of white flowers can be used in cordial (elderflowers) and the dark berries in jams or wine (elderberries) or for attracting birds. The green leaves turn pale yellow in autumn.
  • X43 Blackthorn (prunus spinosa) is a shrub growing up to 4m, however its roots produce “suckers” and so it can spread to form a thicket if not controlled. Not recommended for small gardens or gardens with small children due to the large thorns. Very early white blossom it’s one of the first to flower in spring, producing sloes in autumn to make sloe gin etc.
  • X40 wild roses (Rosa canina) or dog rose. Beautiful single pink or white flowers great for bees followed by attractive rose hips in autumn good for birds, but this rose grows very vigorously and has huge thorns. Not ideal for a small garden unless you can keep on top of the pruning, but great scrambling through a hedge.
  • Unknown quantity of Scots Pine (pinus sylvestris) a large evergreen tree growing to 25m tall. Can be used for its medicinal properties, our only uk native pine.
  • Unknown quantity of Black walnut (juglans nigra) (note this is not the same as the European nut juglans regia.) American native, this is a large tree growing to 30m high, 20m wide, with an edible nut and whose casing can be used for dyes, similar to the European walnut, but do not fruit very well in the UK.

The first 6 types are leftover from hedge planting (courtesy of a donation from the Woodland Trust and Greener Langford Budville eco group) and are about 1ft big with a module grown rootball. The large trees are donated from Helen Rook in Wiveliscombe, all bought from nurseries bare root.

Free trees