Oaks planted by Yorkshire river

Twelve 6m oaks are being planted on a public footpath by the River Ure in Boroughbridge this week.

The £4,000 project was funded through Yorkshire Forward's Renaissance Market Town programme, supported by Harrogate Borough Council and Boroughbridge Town Council. The route is one of six walking trails developed as the Ure Walks Through Time project.

The oaks, from Barcham Trees and planted by Skeltons of High Birstwith, are in 250-litre grow-bags. Harrogate Borough Council assistant arboricultural manager Alan Gilleard said the trees will quickly root down into the ground once the bags are removed.

"We hope that children and residents will get enjoyment from watching these trees grow and mature for many generations to come," he said.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Business planning - cash-flow management

Business planning - cash-flow management

Wider market volatility can have a big impact on cash flow but there are ways to avoid problems, Neville Stein explains.

Chainsaws - Improving performance

Chainsaws - Improving performance

Battery chainsaws offer many advantages while innovative technology shelps the latest petrol models meet emissions standards, writes Sally Drury.

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

How do the latest battery models shape up against new petrol chainsaws when tested at Bridgwater College? Sally Drury reports.

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

Jeremy Barrell On...

Jeremy Barrell

Tree consultant Jeremy Barrell reflects on the big issues in arboriculture.

Products & Kit Resources