Avenue of cherry trees to be planted in access road within Wick Country Park

An avenue of 18 Cherry trees is to be planted in Wick Country Park, in a partnership between Basildon Council and the Wickford Wombles litter picking group.

The total cost of the supply and delivery of the trees amounts to £2,400, of which the council will provide £2050 from the Pollinator budget and the Wickford Wombles will contribute the remaining £350. The planting of the trees will be completed by the Wickford Wombles themselves.

Chairman of the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee, Councillor David Harrison, said: “This is a great example of the positive relationships that can be formed between the council and groups in the community.”

“The Wickford Wombles are a community group who do brilliant work in Wickford, so it’s great that we’re able to partner with them to plant these trees, and I thank them for their contribution.

“The combination of an equal number of nine Prunis Avium Plena and Prunis Kanzan trees will prove a beautifully impactful addition along the entrance inside the park and will improve the bio-diversity of the area.

“We hope to plant the trees before the end of February.”

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Mick Ferris

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