Council supports tree-planting project in Digswell

Tree officers from Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council were joined by members of Digswell Residents Association (DRA) and children from St. John's CofE Primary School to plant trees on land at Digswell Viaduct as part of the Queen's Green Canopy.

School children standing around the tree they planted

The project has been joint funded by the council and Hertfordshire County Council with monies from the redevelopment of Tewin Road Depot and Recycling Centre project.

The trees planted are all native to Britain and include six oaks, three hornbeams, two alders, two crab apple, one cherry and one field maple, as well as several smaller trees and shrubs.

Councillor Stephen Boulton, Executive Member, Environment, Planning, Estates and Development said:

I'm delighted we've been able to support this fantastic project. I am sure the community will enjoy seeing these new trees mature and I hope they will bring pleasure for many years to come.

The council maintains more than 30,000 individual trees and many woodlands across the borough, and we recognise the valuable role they play in enhancing our local environment. We are proud to be taking part in the Queen's Green Canopy initiative to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee.

Digswell Residents Association said: "The DRA were delighted to work with WHBC to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Green Canopy Project at Digswell Playing Fields. Native trees donated by the council were planted with the help of children from St. John's School, Digswell and members of the DRA to focus attention on the importance of trees in addressing the climate emergency and enhancing our local environment for future generations to enjoy.

"The DRA are very grateful for the kind gift of trees and all the assistance the council have provided in the preparation and planting of the trees."

To find out how to get involved in the Queen's Green Canopy.