Lincolnshire County Council Treescapes Fund survey

As part of a strategy to increase tree planting the County Council has submitted a bid to the Local Authority Treescapes Fund to offer free native planting schemes to Parish Councils around the county. Lincolnshire County Council has a target to increase the number of trees planted around the county. Currently Lincolnshire has one of the lowest tree cover rates in the country – 4% compared to a national rate of 13%.

The Treescapes Fund is for planting trees in non-woodland settings – so sites including farmland, hedgerows, playing fields, along paths and on public open space would be suitable.  Trees can be planted anywhere in your Parish or Town, not just on land you own but you must have the landowners consent.

More details are on this Treescapes Fund Survey July 2021 v5 

Applications and questions should go to dan.clayton@lincolnshire.gov.uk, Sustainability Manager by 3rd September 2021.

Tree planting will need to take place between November 2021 and March 2022.

 

Three sizes of trees will be available;

  • (8-10 feet in height), Standard  trees, suitable for urban planting.

The following species:

Beech Common Alder
English Oak Field Maple
Hawthorn Rowan
Silver Birch Small Leaved Lime
Sweet Chestnut Wild Cherry
Hornbeam Walnut

 

  • 190cm feathered trees, suitable for parks and open spaces grown as individual trees.

The following species:

Beech Common Alder
English Oak Field Maple
Hawthorn Rowan
Silver Birch Small Leaved Lime
Sweet Chestnut Wild Cherry
Hornbeam Walnut

 

  • 60cm tall trees, suitable for creating small areas of woodland and hedgerow trees.

The following species   Beech, Common Alder, English Oak, Field Maple, Hawthorn, Rowan,  Silver Birch, Small Leaved Lime, Sweet Chestnut            ,  Wild Cherry, Hornbeam, Walnut and Crab Apple

Should you wish to take advantage of this grant simply fill in the following application form and return by 3rd September 2021.  Tree planting will need to take place between November 2021 and March 2022.

Should you be interested but need a little help from our experienced staff please fill in as much of the application from as possible and we will get in touch.

Posted Friday, 17th September 2021