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Tree planting to welcome spring

Tree planting to welcome spring

Around 3000 trees have been planted in Chesterfield to mark the arrival of spring - while improving biodiversity and creating new wildlife habitats in the borough.


Chesterfield Borough Council has been planting trees in parks and green spaces and providing protection to ensure these trees can thrive.

Councillor Jill Mannion-Brunt, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said:

“We are committed to planting at least 1000 new trees each year through both our Council Plan and our Climate Change Action Plan. These new trees will not only help ensure we have a beautiful borough; they will also help improve biodiversity and over time will absorb carbon and help mitigate our emissions.

“I know we have plans to add many more trees to the borough over the coming years and I hope that local residents will support our ambitions to make Chesterfield a greener borough.”

All the new saplings have been protected with fencing, not only will this protect them from damage it will also help create small wildlife havens around the trees.

Trees have been planted in Holmebrook Valley Park, Highfield Park, Langer Lane and Spital Park. The saplings which have been planted are a mixture of Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Alder, Hazel, White Willow, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Holly, Euonymus, Beech and Hornbeam

Using a mixture of species will help improve biodiversity which will in turn create a great habitat for wildlife like birds and insects.

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