York Tree Warden News

Busy road gets a tree make-over

York Tree Wardens hit the road to plant 50 trees in a long central reservation. The trees, a native mix of birch, rowan, cherry, oaks and beech, were planted in a reservation on the busy Hull Road, not far from the city centre. The planting was carried out under the guidance of local authority tree officer Harvey Lowson.

Donning their yellow jackets for a morning’s work on the well-travelled A1079 road to Hull, the Tree Wardens dug, staked and put down mulch mats to fill in nearly two hundred yards of barren, green space. Standing by their spades taking a break are (l-r) Tree Wardens Ian Tomlinson, Iris Wells and Win Derbyshire.

Following the successful planting, Harvey said:  “Aside from the visual improvements to the road, the donated trees will help combat the noise and air pollution generated by the traffic.”

The trees were provided by Tree Council member BTCV as a free pack for local community groups. The project was supported by York Community Pride Challenge Fund and York & North Yorkshire Community Foundation.