Gainsborough & Northorpe: Local areas to be part of county tree-planting scheme

Nearly 22.000 new trees will be planted in Lincolnshire
Nearly 22.000 new trees will be planted in Lincolnshire

Gainsborough and Northorpe are among the areas across Lincolnshire where nearly 22,000 trees are to be planted in the coming weeks, creating more than 4.7 kilometres of hedgerow and one hectare of woodland.

The trees, supplied by Lincolnshire County Council through the Hedge and Small Woodland Grant Scheme, enhance the county’s landscape and benefit wildlife habitats.

The programme is also designed to remedy the loss of hedgerows that has occurred over the last 70 years.

Coun Colin Davie, executive member for the environment, said: “One of the best things about living in Lincolnshire is our beautiful landscape.

“And we’re determined to protect and enhance this important part of our heritage for future generations.

“With 23 schemes taking place across Lincolnshire, this is good year for tree planting!

“These 22,000 new trees will reinvigorate local natural habitats and create new outdoor spaces for people to enjoy.

“And applications are now being accepted for next year, so if you’d like to take part, please get in touch.”