Three street trees were planted in Page Hall in November by local residents from the Page Hall Community Association, young people from Fir Vale Centre, Green City Action, Greenwatch and the SCC Community Forester.
The turnout was magnificent and offered a lively continuation of last season’s planting in tree pavement pockets to further the greening of the Victorian terraced estate. About twenty young people were involved despite very wet weather. The police made an appearance and joined in the tree-planting frivolity.
The tree species are selected carefully in order to minimise root damage and shade to properties whilst offering the benefits of spring blossom, autumn colour and small bright berries.
If you live in Page Hall or elsewhere in Burngreave and have an idea where a new tree could be sited, or for more information about tree planting in Burngreave, please call 273 4190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Tim Shortland