Replanting Trees For Future Generations To Enjoy
Published by Nathan Black for Boston Mayflower Ltd in Housing and also in Communities, Education, Environment, Health, Local Government
SCHOOLCHILDREN in Sutterton have been busy helping a Boston housing association replace old trees that had become a potential danger to the village.
Pupils from the Sutterton Fourfields Primary School lent a hand to Boston Mayflower as the charity replaced three oak trees in Park Avenue.
The oaks, which had reached heights of 80 feet and were thought to be around 200 years-old, had to be taken down as they posed a hazard after become diseased and unstable.
Branches from one tree had already been blown down in strong winds.
Boston Mayflower Surveyor John Garrard said: “The trees that were up had become unsafe, and were proving a potential health and safety hazard.
“They had to come down as they were too close to public paths and homes should the worst happen.“
The borough council were consulted about the condition of the trees, and carried out inspections of their own before agreeing they could be taken down.
Boston Mayflower has replaced the former trees with new ones from exactly the same strain of oak.
D W Landscape Services were contracted to do the work, and juniors from the school, aged eight to 11, who helped out said they really enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot.
Boston Mayflower had decided to get the primary school involved to help educate its youngsters about the environment and how trees are planted.
It is hoped the new trees will be around for many future generations of schoolchildren and residents to enjoy.
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