New trees for Metheringham

Lincolnshire County Council.
Lincolnshire County Council.

Metheringham is one of 20 communities in Lincolnshire set to benefit from the planting of more than 15,000 trees in the coming weeks.

The project will, in all, create more than 3km of hedgerow and an hectare of woodland.

The trees are being supplied by Lincolnshire County Council through its Hedge and Small Woodland Grant Scheme with a view to enhancing the county landscape and benefiting habitats in the area.

Since January 2000, 13,470km of hedgerow and trees have been maintained, restored or planted in the county through the project.

The grant is open to anyone who owns or manages land within the county.

The council will work with applicants to make sure tree species selected are carefully matched to local conditions.

Coun Colin Davie, executive member for the environment at the council, said: “Our wildlife, woodlands and hedgerows are some of Lincolnshire’s most precious assets and it’s vital that we protect and enhance them. Each year, the county council plants thousands of new trees to invigorate natural habitats and provide new places for people to walk and enjoy.

“The improvements we make now to our national heritage will be enjoyed by future generations to come.”