Cheltenham’s parks get 103 new trees

Published on 1st December 2015

Newly planted pine tree

Cheltenham is set to get 103 new trees as the council’s annual tree planting season gets underway.

Cheltenham Tree Group has kindly supplied and planted 40 broadleaved trees for Pittville open space and these trees will make a fantastic addition to the area.

A large variety of species has been chosen from silver birch, tulip tree to blue arrow and maidenhair trees. The trees will be planted in 15 locations across the borough including; Beeches playing field, Cirencester Road open space, Swindon Village playing field, Montpellier Gardens and Hatherley Park. The planting of a large variety of species is seen as good practice with threats to trees from pests and diseases as well as from climate change.

Michael Doust, trees officer for Cheltenham Borough Council, says: “We look forward to this time of year when we can plan how we can make these valuable additions to our parks and green spaces. We’re fortunate to have help from Cheltenham Tree Group and our local friends groups who work with us to make our parks the very best that they can be.”

Cllr Chris Coleman, cabinet member for clean and green environment, continues: “Cheltenham is well known for its beautiful parks and trees and we’re looking forward to planting new specimens over the next couple of weeks. Cheltenham has around 60,000 trees including council and privately owned trees. We are lucky to have mature forest trees though-out our rich parkland and tree-lined streets as well as a range of exotic and ornamental trees.”


For press enquiries contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email communications@www.cheltenham.gov.uk
 

Notes:

Location

Species

Common Name

Beeches Playing Field

Carpinus betulus Fastigiata

Hornbeam 'fastigiata'

Brizen Lane Open Space

Crataegus monogyna

Hawthorn

Cirencester Road Open Space

Acer platanodies

Norway Maple

Cox's Meadow

Acer campestre 'Elsrijk'

Field Maple

Cox's Meadow

Acer campestre 'Elsrijk'

Field Maple

Gwernant Rd Open Space

Betula pendula

Silver Birch

Hatherley Park

5x Prunus avium whips

Planted by friends of Hatherley Park

Imperial Gardens

Prunus ukon

Cherry 'Ukon'

Imperial Gardens

3x Pinus sylvestries whips

Scots Pine

Lansdown Crescent Green carpark

Carpinus betulus Fastigiata

Hornbeam 'fastigiata'

Lansdown Crescent Green carpark

Carpinus betulus Fastigiata

Hornbeam 'fastigiata'

Montpellier Garden

Tilia cordata

Small-Leaved Lime

Montpellier Garden

Lirodendron tulipifera

Tulip Tree

Montpellier Garden

Prunus avium Plena

Wild Cherry

Montpellier Garden

Prunus shirotae

Cherry 'Shirotae'

Pittville Open Space

Taxus baccata

Yew

Pittville Open Space

Taxus baccata

Yew

Pittville Open Space

Prunus avium Plena

Wild Cherry

Pittville Open Space

Acer campestre

Field Maple

Pittville Open Space

Tilia platyphyllos

Broad-Leaved Lime

Pittville Open Space

10x Pinus nigra 'Austriaca' whips

Austrian Pine

Pittville Open Space

40x broadleaved trees

Supplied and planted by Cheltenham Tree Group

Pittville Open Space

Quercus robur

English Oak

Pittville Open Space

Quercus robur

English Oak

Pittville Open Space

8x Pinus sylvestries whips

Scots Pine

Pittville Open Space Boat House

Salix x sepulcralis chrysocoma

Golden Weeping Willow

Pittville Open Space Boat House

Salix x sepulcralis chrysocoma

Golden Weeping Willow

Sandford PK Ornamental Garden

Ginkgo biloba

Maidenhair Tree

Sandford PK Ornamental Garden

Ginkgo biloba

Maidenhair Tree

Sandford PK Ornamental Garden

Juniperus scopulorum

Blue Arrow

Sandford PK Ornamental Garden

Prunus ukon

Cherry 'Ukon'

Sandford PK Ornamental Garden

Sorbus aucuparia

Rowan

Swindon Village Playing Field

Quercus robur

English Oak

Swindon Village Playing Field

5x Pinus sylvestries whips

Scots Pine

Tommy Taylors Lane

Acer campestre

Field Maple

Welch Road Open Space

Crataegus x prunifolia

Broad-leaved Cockspur Thorn

Winston Churchill Gardens

Robinia pseudoacacia bessoniana

False Acacia

Winston Churchill Gardens

Taxus baccata fastigita

Irish Yew