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Coronavirus: Thousands of new trees planted around Skipton

Coronavirus: Thousands of new trees planted around Skipton

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 26th April 2020.

A total of  9,000 trees have been planted around Skipton over the last two months, despite the coronavirus pandemic.  

  • 9,000 trees have been planted around Skipton over the last two months.
  • Volunteers helped with the first round of tree-planting but since the lockdown began, the Council's trees officer has been planting single-handedly.
  • Skipton Fire Station is going help watering the trees.   

Craven District Council has planted the trees in Aireville Park, Shortbank Road and Middletown Rec.

The Council's trees officer has been planting single-handedly since the lockdown began.  

The planting includes 30 large trees in Aireville Park, funded by Bettys Trees For Life Fund, administered by Two Ridings Community Foundation, who provided £4,000. The bid was submitted with the Friends of Aireville Park community group, who have also pledged £1,200 towards tree planting in the Park.

Contractors and volunteers helped with the first round of tree-planting but since the lockdown began, the Council's trees officer has been planting single-handedly. 

Residents have been helping water the trees in the unexpected warm weather but the Council, kindly assisted by Skipton Fire Station, now has plans in place to keep the new trees hydrated.