A date for your diary. The council's tree and woodland team will at a Botanic Gardens on Sunday afternoon 22 November with small free tree saplings, known as "whips" for you to plant at home.

This is one of a number of events - and free tree giveaways - as part of National Tree Week.

For more information, and to check timings, email or go to

It pays to get there early - as the saplings get snapped up pretty fast, as at least one of our local councillor team has discovered in the past !