New trees are to be planted on Stratton Road, Saltford, by B&NES Council.
SPC responded positively to the consultation on this at its Oct 22 meeting, supporting the proposed tree planting programme which will be delivered by the Forest of Avon Trust.
Saltford is one of several communities across Bath and North East Somerset are set to benefit from new trees on local streets to improve the areas and the environment. Following a public consultation in September to decide precise locations for the trees, Bath & North East Somerset Council will plant more than 150 trees in Bath, Keynsham, Saltford, Peasedown St John, Paulton and Camerton by the end of 2023.
B&NES Council has stated that the new trees will contribute to increasing tree canopy cover across the district and help tackle the climate and ecological emergencies. They added that the trees will provide a wealth of benefits for people and nature, underpinned by the ‘right tree, right place’ principle.
The locations for the 154 trees will be:
- Bear Flat
- Evelyn Road
- Fox Hill
- Old Frome Road
- Southdown Estate
- Third Avenue
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- The Daglands, Camerton
- Coronation Avenue (and surrounding), Keynsham
- Tennis Court Avenue, Paulton
- Orchard Way, Peasedown St John
- Stratton Road, Saltford
The project is funded by the government’s Trees for Climate programme and delivered by the Forest of Avon Trust. The grant will support care of the trees for two years after planting, after which B&NES Council will continue regular tree inspections and maintenance.
The results of the consultation and the full consultation report can be found here.
You can view precise locations for the trees on this map. Please see image below for map image for Stratton Road, Saltford.