Burntwood set to benefit from more new trees

Gareth Hare and Councillor Neil Roberts with one of the new trees

Gareth Hare and Councillor Neil Roberts with one of the new trees

The second phase of plans to create an avenue of trees in Burntwood has been completed.

Twenty trees were planted by John Brown Nurseries along Miners Way as part of the Lichfield District Council project.

The trees are London Planes – which could grow to nearly 100 foot tall – and  join 20 other trees that were planted in the first stage of the Burntwood Avenues project at the start of 2009.

A further 25 have also been planted by supermarket chain Morrisons as part of the extension of their Burntwood store.

Councillor Neil Roberts, Cabinet Member for Development Services, said:

“When we asked local residents what we could do to improve Burntwood, many said they would like to see a leafier Burntwood. This is why we decided to use some of the Section 106 funding – which are funds we negotiate with developers to spend on improving the local area – to create a stunning avenue of trees.

“We are eagerly anticipating the spring when the main road into Burntwood will be transformed into a green and leafy avenue.”

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