A Warminster Town Councillor has welcomed the planting of replacement trees on Boreham Road. Historically trees were planted in an avenue along Boreham Road. Over the years some have died and been removed.
Councillor Bill Parks had asked for Warminster Town Council to consider planting eight
replacement trees along Boreham Road as part of the Queens Green Canopy. The request was approved by the Councils’ Parks and Estate Committee.
The replacement trees are specially selected form a list of suitable street trees and are low growing trees such as ornamental cherry and hawthorn.
Cllr Bill Parks said:
“I am delighted to see the new trees being put in and look forward to them maturing over time and the very seeing the beautiful blossom in the Spring.”
According to the organisation, Street Trees for Living, trees provide shelter, reduce wind speed, and help in reducing heat loss from buildings during winter. They provide shade in the summer and have a cooling effect on the surrounding air.
Not only are trees beautiful but they are practical and encourage biodiversity, tree-lined streets provide wildlife corridors for birds or insects to travel.
Studies have also found evidence that living on tree lined streets increases happiness, creates health benefits and helps to create a sense of community. They can also assist in reducing global warming, lowering traffic speeds and reducing surface water flooding.
For more information contact Tom Dommett, Town Clerk, Warminster Town Council, Tel: 01985 214847. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last modified: 22 March 2023