‘Longest row of trees’ revamp

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LANDSCAPE architects from Sheffield have been hired to work on a project to revamp green space in a Chinese city which includes the longest avenue of a species of trees in the world.

Weddle Landscape Design, based at Nether Edge and run by Mike Browell, is helping to produce a green space masterplan for the rapidly-growing city of Pizhou in Jiangsu Province.

The avenue of Dawn Redwood trees is 47 kilometres long.

Mr Browell said: “Overall that makes it the longest avenue of this very rare, prehistoric tree species in the world. There are over half a million trees and, if it were in Britain, the avenue would stretch all the way from Sheffield to Leeds.”

The avenue of 15-metre high trees was planted 37 years ago.