Cllr Jonathan Dow and Andrew Mackelden
Twenty-two new trees have been planted in the Upperton area as part of Eastbourne Borough Council’s ongoing tree planting programme.
More than 2,700 trees have been planted in the town as part of a ten-year programme. The trees have been a wide variety of species, including Dutch Elm resistant Elms, to combat future pest and diseases and to suit specific locations.
Councillor Jonathan Dow, Lead Member for Place Services, planted the most recent tree in The Avenue this week, with Andrew Mackelden, from Fivewalk Homes, who have funded the planting of the 22 trees.
Councillor Dow said: “We need to keep planting new trees to ensure healthy trees for generations to come so it’s been great to see an additional 22 new trees in the Upperton area.”
Andrew Mackelden said: “Fivewalk Homes are proud to have funded this ongoing tree planting regeneration within the Upperton area, with the final tree being planted outside our new development at No 4 The Avenue.”
Published 9 November 2018