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New Tree Planting

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St Helens Borough will join towns and cities across the North of England in creating a new Northern Forest, where 50 million new trees are to be planted.

 

The Grow Back Greener programme is being led by the Woodland Trust in partnership with regional trusts, including The Mersey Forest.

In St Helens Borough funding has been granted to plant 246 heavy standard trees (roughly 3m in height) in the initial phase and a further 8,325 smaller trees during the current winter period, in a variety of sites across the borough.

The council is working with local horticultural and community groups such as Rainford In Bloom to deliver new trees in their areas, guided by their local knowledge and goals.

The initial planting phase of larger trees will be carried out in what remains of the ideal planting season - typically November to March when the roots are in a dormant state.

Councillor Andy Bowden, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Climate Change, said:

"Planting new trees and creating new woodland stands across our borough will enhance biodiversity and protect existing woodland areas, helping them to recover from ash dieback tree loss. The Grow Back Greener programme will complement our past and future efforts to increase biodiversity across the borough."

 

 

Our pre planting season plans for 2024 

New pockets of woodland are being created at the following locations, maps will be updated once the trees have been planted.  

In addition 246 standard trees will also be planted across the Borough, details of which will be added to the table below.

LocationMapObjective
Catherine Way Open Space Catherine Way (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window)
  • Increased protection and successional planting for the existing mature trees
  • Increased biodiversity by planting native mixed broadleaf species
  • Increased Carbon emission storage potentia
  • Retention of the existing desire lines, walkways and enhance the recreational open ground.
King George V Sutton Manor King George V (PDF) [887KB] (opens new window)
  • Increased biodiversity by planting native mixed broadleaf species creating a new habitat within the parkland
  • Increased Carbon emission storage potential
Land to the Rear of Newton Cemetery Land to the Rear of Newton Cemetery (PDF) [983KB] (opens new window)
  • Increased protection and successional planting for the emerging tree canopy
  • Increased biodiversity by planting native mixed broadleaf species
  • Increased Carbon emission storage potential
  • Retention of the existing desire lines, walkways and enhance the recreational open ground.
MacDonald Avenue Playing Fields MacDonald Avenue (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window)
  • Increased protection and successional planting for the existing mature trees
  • Increased biodiversity by planting native mixed broadleaf species
  • Increased Carbon emission storage potential
  • Retention of the existing desire lines, walkways and enhance the recreational open ground.
Merton Bank Open Space Merton Bank (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window)
  • Increased protection and successional planting for the existing mature trees
  • Increased biodiversity by planting native mixed broadleaf species
  • Increased Carbon emission storage potential
  • Retention of the existing desire lines, walkways and enhance the recreational open ground.
Mineral Fields Mineral Fields (PDF) [991KB] (opens new window)
  • Increased protection and successional planting for the existing mature trees
  • Increased biodiversity by planting native mixed broadleaf species
  • Increased Carbon emission storage potential
  • Retention of the existing desire lines, walkways and enhance the recreational open ground.
Tyrer Road Open Space Tyrer Road (PDF) [908KB] (opens new window)
  • Increased protection and successional planting for the existing mature trees
  • Increased biodiversity by planting native mixed broadleaf species
  • Increased Carbon emission storage potential
  • Retention of the existing desire lines, walkways and enhance the recreational open ground.
Winston Avenue Playing Fields Winston Avenue (PDF) [850KB] (opens new window)
  • Increased biodiversity by planting native mixed broadleaf species creating a new habitat within the parkland
  • Increased Carbon emission storage potential