Nursery gets big supply contract

A north-eastern nursery has beaten off competition from across the UK to win a tender to supply 56,000 plants for use on the new A69 bypass project at Haydon Bridge in Northumberland.

Trees Please will now supply a variety of trees, hedging and semi-mature standard trees to the £24.7m project, which are being grown at its 36ha plantation between Hexham and Corbridge.

The plants will begin to be lifted next month, with planting to be carried out by scheme contractor Lowther Forestry.

Work on the 2.9km Haydon Bridge bypass began in January 2007 and is due to be completed by spring next year.

The Trees Please plants will be used to screen the new road from the surrounding community, and to help lessen the impact of noise from the traffic using it.

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