More urban trees for Devon city

4 years ago

Glendale has completed another project increasing the tree cover in Plymouth. The Segrave Road Community Planting Project sought to enhance the tree canopy in the Peverall ward of Plymouth. It is the latest in an array of projects overseen by the Plymouth Tree Partnership – a charitable organisation – that works in collaboration with Plymouth City Council to facilitate tree planting opportunities across the city.

After site visits involving members of the community and Council representatives, 18 young trees were planted along Segrave Road by planting crews from Glendale. The team was supported by residents, who will also help maintain the trees through to establishment as volunteers with the Plymouth Tree Warden scheme.

Terry Doyle, Managing Director for the South at Glendale, comments: “The overall project looks to better promote the benefits of street trees like carbon capture, beauty, colour and space for wildlife. The project also showcases how we can grow communities that care about trees through engagement projects like this. It’s a great opportunity for street tree heroes to get involved in planting urban trees for the future.”

The Segrave Road Community Planting Project was completed as part of the citywide Plymouth Tree Challenge, an ambitious programme of projects funded by the Woodland Trust’s Urban Tree Fund and the Postcode Lottery. These are the first steps in the city’s Plan for Trees which ultimately aims to enhance, promote and protect the urban forest.

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