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Street trees boost communities and businesses

22 March 2010

New street trees for local communities in Merseyside and North Cheshire are helping to improve people's health, combat climate change and brighten neighbourhoods thanks to the latest projects by The Mersey Forest's Green Streets programme.


Ever-increasing demand

In south St.Helens, where over 100 street trees have already been planted in the borough's Bold and Parr estates, ambitious plans have been announced for a new Green Streets delivery in order to meet the ever-increasing demand for street trees in the area.


Enhancing business parks

In nearby Haydock, 55 street and hedgerow trees have been planted to enhance a busy gateway to St.Helens and to improve the image for investment in two business parks.


Realising community's vision

Communities in Seaforth in Sefton are also set to benefit, with 30 new street trees being planted in a project that has enabled local residents to be at the heart of improving their neighbourhood's environment.


The trees will fulfill the vision of Seaforth Residents Action Group whose members wanted street trees along their high street to link residential areas to local green space and shops.


Read more

To read more about these projects, including the range of funders and partners involved in making these achievements possible, visit these case studies:


Green Streets in south St.Helens and Haydock


Green Streets in Seaforth


Image: Visualisation using Visualise2D to show the impact of new street trees.


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