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New Trees for Drake Road Thanks to Neston Town Council and Mersey Forest

Published: 14th September 2018 10:10

Neston Town Council has reported that the second phase of tree planting has been completed along Drake Road.

New Trees for Drake Road Thanks to Neston Town Council and Mersey ForesCllr Dominic Roberts (left) and Ron Stewart (right) with one of the new trees on Drake Road.

The Council, in collaboration with the Mersey Forest, provided funding for 16 trees on the verges of the Neston road. The first phase in 2016 gave residents the choice of four different species (birch, mountain ash, hornbeam or non-fruiting pear) to be planted on the road verge outside their homes. Local appreciation of the initiative then lead to a second phase of four further trees in 2018.

Cllr Dominic Roberts, Chair of Places Committee, said: "I am delighted to see these trees being planted, they make a great impact and deliver a better environment for all, boosting wildlife habitat and greening our town for years to come".

He went on to thank Cllr Janet Griffiths for her significant contribution to the project: "Local residents have been involved from the start and have continued to help out with the watering and weeding of the young trees to help get them established and during dry periods".

Ron Stewart, of Drake Road, was particularly enthusiastic and took great care of the trees in the early days. He said: "It's fantastic to have the trees on the street and I am glad to have been able to help out."

Two of the young trees struggled during the summer's heatwave, despite watering, and will be replaced later in the autumn. If any residents of the town would like to suggest locations for future tree planting, please contact Cllr Dominic Roberts or Neston Town Council offices. Email council@nestontowncouncil.org.uk

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At 15:00 on 16th September 2018, FredEdSmith commented:
Good work from Neston Town Council - thank you for caring about our environment which is often overlooked up here Cllrs Roberts and Griffiths

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