Hundreds more trees planted across North Lincolnshire

Planning and Environment
12:19, Tuesday, 16th February 2021

Work has started around the region this month as part of our pledge to plant 172,000 trees – one for every person in North Lincolnshire.

Partner organisation The Conservation Volunteers braved the snowy weather to put in 46 trees at Sheffield Park in Scunthorpe and 600 on land off York Road in Brigg.

Planting of a further 10,815 trees is scheduled for Hardy Road in Scunthorpe over the next three weeks, and plantings at Hempdyke Road are scheduled for between 8 March and 22 March.

Plantings at Dudley Road and Grange Lane North are also almost ready to go ahead.

The trees include oaks, silver birch, rowan, hornbeam, wild cherry, hazel, crab apple, sweet chestnut, wych elm, sweet gum and maples.

Some of the planting at Sheffield Park is inspired by the spectacular displays at National Trust-owned Sheffield Park in East Sussex.

Other projects in the pipeline include plantings at Healey Road Park in Scunthorpe, Everest Road Park in Scunthorpe, Messingham playing fields and allotments, Keadby playing fields and  Gravel Pit Lane in Bottesford.

The council is discussing plans to plant more trees with local councils across the region as well as organisations such as the Rotary Club Scunthorpe Pentagon and local businesses including the Evergreen Group on Sawcliffe Industrial Estate.

If you, your business or your local community group have planted trees in your local area, please let us know via the form on our website, so that we can celebrate your success and record progress towards our 172,000 target.

Schools, charities and community groups can apply for tree planting packs from The Woodland Trust.

The project is part of the council’s wider sustainable, environmental initiatives. A series of projects have seen the council reduce its carbon footprint by more than 60 per cent in the last decade.

In the last two years alone the council reduced its carbon emissions by more than 6,000 tonnes – smashing an already ambitious target three years ahead of schedule.