Platinum Jubilee Year : Queen’s Green Canopy Update
It has been four months since the residents of Higham Ferrers turned out in numbers to plant 420 tree saplings. So how has it progressed?
Overall, it is doing very well. We have, of course, had losses, which is to be expected. The Town Council will continue to monitor the level of losses. The benefits of the planting and the development of green spaces for wildlife and the community is abundantly clear.
Over the months the tree sapling area has been transformed into a small wildlife haven. Not cutting the grass has enabled many varieties of flowers and insects to thrive. We have seen many flower species including buttercup, clover, dandelion, daisy, oxeye daisy, mallow, prunella and achillea. Many varieties of insects have been attracted to the new environment including spiders, beetles, hoverflies, damselflies , bees, wasps, ants, butterflies, and moths. The area is continually changing as the summer months progress, which of course is the beauty of wild green spaces; nothing stays the same from one week to the next.
The Town Council through its Environment and Recreation Committee and Climate Change Working Group have an exciting agenda of green projects to develop over the year and are committed to maintaining and improving the green spaces in Higham Ferrers so all can enjoy this precious resource.
Cllr Gerald Kelly
Vice Chair – Environment and Recreation Committee
Chair – Climate Change Working Group
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Posted: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:45 by Emily Arrow