Todmorden Town Council has 100 potted dwarf fruit trees to give away to Todmorden residents as part of its My Tree Promise 2023 scheme.

The scheme, which launched last year, was the idea of the Council’s Climate Emergency Committee, to help the Council achieve its ambition of planting more trees to protect the environment for future generations.

Once again, the Council is offering one tree per household on a first-come, first-served, on submission of an application form.

Successful applicants will have to meet certain terms and conditions which include providing a photo of where the tree will be located and signing up to the Town Council’s new Climate Pledge.

The first 100 successful applicants will receive a dwarf fruit tree, a 70-litre pot and a bag of compost.

Full details of the terms and conditions of the scheme and an online application form can be found on the My Tree Promise 2023 page of our website.

Applications will open on 1st August and close on 31st August 2023.

Cllr Jane Williams, Chair of the Council’s Climate Emergency Committee said “The My Tree Promise Scheme is about increasing tree canopy coverage in Todmorden and all the environmental benefits that can achieve.  The response to last year’s scheme was fantastic, so we decided to run it again this year. 

She added, “I am pleased to say that this year’s scheme has benefited from a grant of £3,000.  This grant was awarded to the Town Council by the Community Foundation for Calderdale’s Climate Emergency Fund and on behalf of the Town Council and I would like to thank the CFFC for their support”. 

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