A new tree planted at Beeston Town Hall yesterday (Friday 4th December) has edged Broxtowe Borough Council one step closer to its 100,000 tree planting target by 2016.
Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Susan Bagshaw assisted members of Beeston and District Civic Society in planting a Birch tree in the Town Hall grounds.
The tree has been generously donated by the Society as a replacement for a dying lime tree and it is hoped the Birch will establish before the lime has to be removed.
Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council and Portfolio Holder for Environment and Economic Development, Councillor Richard Jackson said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Civic Society for donating this tree and they are just one of the local community groups and schools that we have worked with over the past few years to support tree planting in the borough. Protecting and enhancing the environment is a priority for the Council and I am so pleased that we have nearly reached our 100,000 target.”
Barbara Selwood from Beeston and District Civic Society said: “We are always happy to support tree planting initiatives and it is with great pleasure that the Society has had the opportunity to donate a tree which will be for the benefit of the people of Beeston. We suggested that a native species was chosen, preferably that has some visual interest as well as being a good habitat for wildlife. We are very proud to be contributing to Broxtowe Borough Council’s target of 100,000 trees.”
The Council’s Parks and Open Spaces team is already developing plans for their next project to improve the green spaces in the Borough.