Get involved in helping plant trees across Scunthorpe

North Lincolnshire Council is planning to plant 172,000 trees in the next few years, one for every person that lives in the area.

The project is part of the council’s wider sustainable, environmental initiatives. A series of projects have seen the council reduce its carbon footprint by more than 60 per cent in the last decade.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “We’ve set a very ambitious target to plant a tree for every one of the 172,000 residents of North Lincolnshire across the coming few years.

“We want to start by extending the woodland in a number of areas of Scunthorpe to create new urban woodland – the benefits of which are huge for people living in these communities.”

The target is part of a new initiative to create 25 acres of urban woodland in Scunthorpe, with tens of thousands of new trees.

It will urge residents to help plant the trees and make the area greener and cleaner, helping reduce the region’s carbon footprint.

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Holly Mumby Croft PM, Cllr David Rose and Cllr Rob Waltham

Three new woods would be created as part of the project across Scunthorpe, including areas Grange Lane North, Hempdyke Woods and Hardy Road through to Manor Park.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for the environment, said: “By planting trees, we can reduce the risk of flooding, offset our carbon footprint and see our habitats thrive.

Schools and community groups can apply for tree planting packs from The Woodland Trust’s website below.

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