Appeal for landowners to join tree planting scheme

Planning and Environment
13:40, Thursday, 21st October 2021

Local residents are being asked to suggest areas to transform into woodland as part of the Northern Forest scheme.

North Lincolnshire Council has produced an information e-leaflet urging landowners to come forward and giving them support throughout the process, including assessing land and accessing grant funding.

As well as generous funding schemes, groups of volunteers to carry out planting and aftercare can also be organised.

The council work with a variety of funding sources, including The Woodland Trust, HEYWoods Community Forest and the Forestry Commission.

They have already been involved in several large and small scale plantings across the region, in both rural and urban settings.

A dedicated and experienced team is available with help, advice and guidance throughout the whole tree-planting process and beyond.

Newly-planted trees will be registered on the council’s tree counter, which keeps track of the ultimate aim of planting 172,000 trees – one for each person in North Lincolnshire.

Even small areas of land, such as field corners, are suitable for planting, and landowners are urged to get in touch with Andrew.Taylor@northlincs.gov.uk for a copy of the leaflet or with any other queries.