400 trees planted in Cumbria’s Kendal estate

by | Mar 2, 2018 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) worked with Continental Landscapes to plant 400 trees planted in several locations across Low Sparrowmire on the Hallgarth estate in Kendal.

The project aims to improve tree diversity and complement existing wooded areas, helping to replace trees which have been felled due to disease or structural defects.

Continental Landscapes supplied trees through their Carbon Offsetting Scheme. Some planting has been undertaken by Kendal Conservation Volunteers from Noble’s Rest Gardening Club and sixth form students from Kirkbie Kendal School.

At each location tree species have been specifically chosen to suit each area and to ensure they can thrive.

Councillor David Fletcher, environment portfolio holder at SLDC, said: “This project has been driven by the desire of local communities to replace trees which have been removed due to disease or structural issues.

“Due to the generosity of our partnership contractor, Continental Landscapes, and the hard work of staff and volunteers, we have been able to plant trees and improve the species and age ranges of wooded areas throughout the town.”

Additional tree planting is scheduled in other areas of South Lakeland over the next few years, in addition to work which is already being carried out by the council through regular tree maintenance.

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