08 Feb Avenue of 18 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 £2400, 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.”