July 15, 2018

Burton has fewest trees in county due to ‘brewing past’

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Burton has fewer trees than other towns and cities in Staffordshire – despite being in the National Forest, it has emerged. Although Burton describes itself as the “gateway to the National Forest“, county council bosses say it still has fewer trees, with one possible reason being due to the town’s brewing heritage. The town still has many of its tree-less Victorian terraces, with “no significant post-war clearance” having taken place in terms of modernising these streets, including adding planting, says a report. But now a two-year pilot project, spearheaded by Staffordshire County Council has been launched to plant more trees in Burton,…