THE following is Press release sent out
by James Thompson:
HELP has been at hand for the
Nantwich Riverside Project with assistance from the Open House
Group of the Nantwich Methodist Church who have donated a large
oak tree for the Airman’s Grave memorial area.
This generous donation from the
group marks the first step in replacing the dangerous hybrid
poplar trees present on the open space adjacent to the River
Weaver in a bid to improve the local environment and safety of
Hybrid poplars were
very popular in the 1960s and '70s with many planted in the town
favoured for their fast growing characteristics.
The downside is that
they become very weak, particularly in summer months and have a
tendency to shed large limbs.
A large ash tree was also kindly
donated by Barcham Trees who supply to Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council. Work was undertaken by the borough’s grounds
maintenance tree team.
Richard Pearce of the
Open House Group said: "I would like to thank all members of the
donated towards this project and the
borough council for their assistance with this. We look forward
to seeing the trees flourish in what is a lovely area of our
historic market town."
Manager, James Thompson, said: "We are pleased to be working
with the group in replacing these inappropriate trees with more
suitable native species and would like to thank those who kindly
donated towards the cause."
the rogue poplars