One hundred new trees planted in this Sheffield park

Volunteers have spent a day replanted 100 trees in a park which had been destroyed during last summer’s drought.

Monday, 4th March 2019, 3:30 pm
Updated Monday, 4th March 2019, 3:33 pm
Volunteers Michelle and Niall Guite help toplantsome of the new treesat Millhouses Park, Sheffield.
Volunteers Michelle and Niall Guite help toplantsome of the new treesat Millhouses Park, Sheffield.

Friends of Millhouses Park, Abbeydale Road South, have worked alongside Sheffield City Council and its highways contractor, Amey to reinstate 100 holly trees after they succumbed to the pro-longed warm and dry conditions during the summer.

The new trees have been bedded into mulch and it’s hoped that, once fully grown, they will provide a hedge-like border, shielding the park from any pollutants and noise arising from the adjacent road.

Cabinet member for Culture, Parks and Leisure at Sheffield City Council, Councillor, Mary Lea said: “It’s great that the hard work and dedication of all involved in this project has enabled us to reinstate this row of trees which borders one of the city’s most popular parks.

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“The area immediately adjacent to the new trees is used regularly for recreational leisure activities, including ball games, so having an established border makes the area much safer.”

This project follows on from the council’s new Trees and Woodlands Strategy, which will see at least 100,000 additional trees planted and replaced on a 2 for 1 basis in the city’s greenspaces and woodlands over the next ten years.

Boasting more than 800 parks and green spaces, Sheffield is one of the greenest and most wooded cities in Europe and the greenest city in the UK.