The first of many trees has been planted in Corby this morning (Monday 22nd January) with help from the Mayor, Cllr Ray Beeby.
The tree planting comes following member’s approval at the latest Joint Street Scene Committee for Corby and Kettering Borough Council’s Shared Street Scene Service Team to make a commitment to bring trees back to the areas where they were sadly lost due to poor condition.
Over many years the highway tree population across Corby’s Lloyds Ward has been depleted following thorough investigation and being found to be dead, dying or dangerous.
The Shared Street Scene Service will now plant at least one replacement tree for every tree felled in addition to seeking out new planting locations across the Boroughs. By March 2020 over 220 trees will be planted, particularly in the Lloyds and Central Ward areas of Corby.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said:
“This is welcome news and will help to enhance these areas whilst bringing the many benefits that trees provide to the population as well as help to mitigate the effects of climate change.”
The trees being planted have been carefully selected to be appropriate for the location. The trees will continue to be looked after over the next three years, so residents can expect to see more maintenance activity over the coming months, including regular weeding, watering and adjustment or removal of stakes. Residents will receive a letter prior to tree planting notifying them of the work about to take place.