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Landscape Set To Be Transformed By 10,000 Trees

Thursday February 28 2013

Notton Wood by Lynn Dixon Notton Wood by Lynn Dixon

FUTURE generations of Barnsley residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a woodland of majestic oaks close to the site of the former Barnsley Main colliery thanks to a tree-planting project currently underway.

Up to 10,000 native oaks will be planted close to Oaks Lane, and other council-owned locations in Barnsley by volunteers from a range of organisations.

The tree-planting scheme will create a total of 10 hectares of woodland as part of the Dearne Valley Green Heart Nature Improvement Area project underway within the borough.

Barnsley Council is one of the leading organisations behind the Dearne Valley Green Heart Partnership which has been awarded Nature Improvement Area (NIA) status by government - one of twelve across the country as part of a national competition.

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Reply Posted by Martin on Thursday February 28 2013 at 15:46
Yes a great project for the local area. Well done to all the volunteers from Voluntary Action Barnsley and local groups who helped to plant over 1,800 Oak trees over the past couple of weeks. If anyone else is interested in further work please contact them on 01226 320100

Reply Posted by Aunt Hilder on Friday March 1 2013 at 16:58
10,000 trees! I bet you can't see the wood.

Reply Posted by wedge on Monday March 4 2013 at 21:40
Hope the plant them were all them dirty jippos keep setting up camp sick of sights of the scrounging scumbags