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Mansfield District Council

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… come together. “Over the next 20 years, we hope that this orchard will blossom into a beautiful community resource that will help to benefit local nature and wildlife, residents of the area and help to mitigate against climate change. “These trees, once mature, will improve biodiversity, reduce CO2 emissions and increase our woodland cover district-wide.” The project has seen a variety of tree…

…. The council has been working proactively with the Trees for Climate team for the last eight months to identify existing parks and nature reserves where the planting could take place. When choosing the locations, consideration was given to avoid any potential impact on neighbouring properties with overhanging branches and root growth. The council also ensured the tree species selected for planting…

species planted so far, including Silver Birch, Oak, Hazel, Willow, Alder, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut & Beech. Dr Patrick Candler, Chief Executive of the Sherwood Forest Trust, said: “It has been really great to get out on site and put the trees in the ground as we know that this is a good thing all round with huge benefits. “The Trees for Climate project will see thousands of trees…


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