Tree planting scheme covers more areas

Planning and Environment
10:45, Friday, 19th March 2021

Thousands more trees are being planted across the region as we forge ahead with our ambitious tree-planting scheme, backed by businesses and the local community.

North Lincolnshire Council is committed to planting 172,000 trees, one for every person in North Lincolnshire.

Recent plantings include 47 broadleaved saplings that have been established in gardens and communal areas by Barton-based developers Keigar Homes.

Keigar Homes have put trees in on their developments at Alkborough, Barton, Hibaldstow, Wootton and Ulceby.

A spokeswoman said: “Keigar Homes plant new trees each year to beautify our new developments to make them look more welcoming and natural.

“As a company on our new build houses, we include bat boxes, swift boxes, bird boxes, sparrow terraces and hedgehog highways. We have recently added hedgehog highways into our ecology schemes on our new developments. The two recent developments we have used them on are Church View, Ulceby and Sycamore Gardens, Wootton.

“At Prospect Farm, Alkborough we have used a bat loft and a kestrel box to help the environment and wildlife within the areas.”

Thanks to these recent plantings – which also include members of the public planting in their gardens at Barnetby and Goxhill our online tree counter now stands at 45,729.

We have recently finished planting nearly 11,000 trees at Hardy Road Woods in Westcliff and have starting work on land around Grange Lane North in Scunthorpe.

The Hempdyke Road area in Scunthorpe has also seen major tree plantings, which are continuing over the next few days.

You can register your trees on our map by filling in this form. Every single sapling counts, and by doing your bit you can help the environment and preserve it for generations to come.

Our tree planting campaign is linked to the Northern Forest campaign. The Woodland Trust has more information and offers help to community groups looking to plant more trees in their areas.