Wildlife to benefit as Salisbury's parks get some TLC

Wildlife to benefit as Salisbury's parks get some TLC

Published by Jack Deery at 6:12am 5th March 2020.

2 minute read

The City Council's busy over the last two weeks planting trees and hedges around the area.

The work by the Park's Department aims to not only help wildlife thrive but also to improve biodiversity, reduce air pollutants and enhance the landscape with flowering species.

Work has been done at a number of parks:

  • Pine trees planted and the hedge line extended at Churchill Gardens
  • A combination of smaller colourful flowering trees have been put in at New Bridge Road
  • Trees to help combat air polluntants planted at Harnham Recreation Ground
  • A Hazel and Privet hedge line has been created at Skew Bridge
  • A range of species of trees have been planted around the perimeter of Bishopdown Recreation Ground
Hedging at Churchill Gardens 2020
Hedging has been done at Churchill Gardens

Leader of the Council, Cllr Jeremy Nettle said:

"Salisbury City Council is delighted to take the prompt action after declaring a climate change emergency. This is just one of many activities we are doing to improve biodiversity and reduce CO2 emissions."

The Parks Department have been working hard to create and expand hedge lines and increase the tree population by planting species such as Crab Apples, Prunus, and Pine Trees.

planting and hedging at New Bridge road 2020
New Bridge Road has seen some trees planted there

£10,000 was allocated to do the work as part of the council's Environmental action plan. 

It's also a small part of their aim to be carbon neutral by 2030

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