Garden and greenhouse growers given free trees

With the autumn months the best time to get trees into the ground, one garden and greenhouse body is going the extra length to encourage Brits to get growing.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is set to give away thousands of young trees this month in an attempt to boost populations ahead of National Tree Week.

Those interested should head to one of the RHS gardens and pick up a sapling, but stocks are limited so they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

A number of other events are also taking place to mark the occasion, with Garden Wisley set to host a number of experts on November 27th and 28th.

Visitors to the site can enjoy a talk on the subject of woodland plants, while a range of fruit and ornamental trees will be available for purchase.

Guided walks looking at the site’s trees will take place on November 6th and 18th and on December 2nd.

Meanwhile, Plant a Tree Weekend will run on November 27th and 28th, helping to kick off National Tree Week.

In other news, the RHS has reported that a rare fossil found in Argentina has proven that daises existed 47.5 million years ago, when modern mammals and birds first emerged.