Wellington residents could each get a free apple tree if plans by the Town Council bear fruit.

The move is part of the council's tree planting strategy which aims to combat climate change - part of that could involve residents receiving fruit trees to plant in their gardens.

Even those with a small outside space might be able to take part in the scheme with the council floating the idea of giving away 'dwarf apple trees.'

The small trees only grow as high as one to two metres tall, and up to a metre wide, making them suitable for planting in a small space such as on a balcony.

The council are currently asking residents to register their interest, with the deadline of Friday July 14 fast approaching.