Tree planting project gets the greenlight
A tree planting project that encourages people living in North Herts to plant a free tree in their garden, has been given the green light in North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) annual budget.
Subject to availability of suitable trees, in total up to 10,000 free trees will be provided later this year to residents on a first come, first served basis to help create an ‘urban forest’ in the district. Trees provided will be small saplings and easily transportable from a collection point to people’s homes.
Free compost that has been created from recycled food waste in the district will also be provided to assist with the tree planting in people’s gardens.
NHDC has allocated £25,000 to the project which will kick off in the autumn this year.
Cllr Steve Jarvis, NHDC Executive Member for Environment said: “These trees will increase biodiversity in the district, improve local air quality and help us in our fight against climate change. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to get involved in doing their bit to help our local environment and we look forward to launching the project later in the year.”