Tree Planting in Hull – 8500 Trees in the ground

More than 8,500 trees are to be planted in the UK’s “least-wooded city” as part of the new Northern Forest.

Native species such as birch, willow and alder will be grown around a cycle track in Hull.

Saplings to be planted at Ennerdale, Hull

The land floods during the winter and the city council said the new woodland would help to slow the flow of water.

The Northern Forest initiative will see 50 million trees planted alongside the M62 motorway between Hull and Liverpool at a cost of £500m.

The planting is part of a project supported by environmental charity Trees for Cities, with funding from a utility company.

The charity said Hull was the UK’s least wooded city, with only 0.2% of land covered by trees. The average for England is 10%.

Stephen Robinson from Hull and East Yorkshire Woods Partnership said the new woodland was the first part of a series of schemes to support the Northern Forest.

“We’ve got a number of projects coming forward with schools across the city and the East Riding of Yorkshire,” he said.

“We do a lot of work with private landowners as well.

“It really proves the point that we need as many people as possible on board to help us achieve those ambitious targets.”

Saplings staked and tubed for protection

Credit: BBC Website https://bbc.in/2WKeg2c

PATT Comments:

The PATT team assisted The Conservation Volunteers team and members from the city Councils Urban Forestry department with the project in the wake of launching its own One ‘ Hull’ of a Forest campaign to support the initiative to plant 50 million trees in the Northern Forest.

PATT Founder, Andy Steel quoted “Its great to be back in my home town and continuing the good work on the ground to get trees planted, we have previously focussed our efforts in Asia, so its good to be back on ‘home’ soil.

One ‘Hull’ of a Forest

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