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Community effort sees 2,000 trees planted across Kendal

23 February 2017

Over the past week more than 2,000 trees have been planted in and around Kendal.Kendal Castle tree planting

We have worked with Continental Landscapes, Kendal Conservation Volunteers, volunteers from Noble’s Rest Gardening Club and Kirkbie Kendal School sixth form students to plant the trees at various locations in the town.

The tree planting has been undertaken to improve tree diversity and complement existing wooded areas. Whilst also helping to replace trees which have been felled due to disease or structural defects.

The trees, supplied by Continental Landscapes through their Carbon Offsetting Scheme, have been planted at Kendal Castle, Valley Drive, Low Sparrowmire and Collinfield.

Species have been chosen specifically to suit each location to ensure the trees can thrive.

Councillor David Fletcher, our environment portfolio holder, 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. This is in addition to work which is already being carried out by SLDC through regular tree maintenance.

Pictured are our staff, contractors from Continental Landscapes, volunteers and students from Kirkbie Kendal School tree planting at Kendal Castle.