New trees being planted in town

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ALMOST 50 new trees are being planted in Bridlington.

It is part of winter planting plans by East Riding of Yorkshire Council which will see around 250 trees planted in the region.

They will be in 34 different varieties and almost all native species.

The tree men from the council’s ground maintenance section should be starting work on planting 15 trees in Bessingby Road next week.

Work will then continue with other local schemes which include 14 trees in Limekiln Lane, six in Stepney Gardens, including replacing two which came down in recent high winds, five in Queensgate, two in Eighth Avenue and two on Sewerby Cliff top and one in Haselmere Avenue.

Two new trees will also be planted in Stylefield Road, Flamborough.

All will be planted on council owned land.

The grounds maintenance section has more than 26,000 trees recorded on its database on council properties such as highways, schools, housing, cemeteries, parks and car parks.

Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio for environment, housing and planning, said: “The planting of trees for the future will benefit our children’s children. The council is careful to use native tree species and they are nurtured to ensure they survive to maturity.”