Hundreds of trees to provide green link for Wirral

Wirral Globe: By April this year, more than 600 trees across 8km will have been planted in streets and green spaces as part of Wirral Green Streets. By April this year, more than 600 trees across 8km will have been planted in streets and green spaces as part of Wirral Green Streets.

Hundreds of trees are being planted in Bidston and Birkenhead providing a green link between residential areas and the major Wirral Waters regeneration project.

By April this year, more than 600 trees across 8km will have been planted in streets as part of “Wirral Green Streets” project.

The scheme has just entered its second year and will see trees planted on streets including Price Street, Cleveland Street, Argyle Street and Hamilton Street, key transport routes around Wirral Waters.

Trees will also be planted at Wirral Met College as well as in social housing landscapes and gardens.

The planting follows consultation with Birkenhead residents and businesses during the last year.

Ben Greenaway, Green Streets co-ordinator at The Mersey Forest, which is managing the project, said: “The launch of this part of the three year programme follows the planting of over 370 trees in Wirral last year.

“By planting these trees, we are transforming grey streets into leafy green thoroughfares, improving the area’s prospects for further investment.

“Our recent research shows that local people would be more willing to walk and cycle if the routes were lined with trees.

“We hope that by providing greener routes we will boost health and wellbeing and promote the use of sustainable transport within Wirral.”

Richard Mawdsley, project director at Peel Holdings -  managing the development of Wirral Waters - said: “We believe that trees lead to jobs. Improving the attractiveness of an area improves investor confidence, therefore boosting the local economy.

“This is vital in the context of the Wirral Waters development nearby.”

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4:46pm Wed 26 Feb 14

bloodtub says...

so planting a few trees will make wirral an economic hub,the millions they have spent on the trees should have been given to exicisting businesses , instead of the pipe dream that is wirral waters the council should spend our money helping those that are already hear if a 5th of 6000 businesses in wirral took on 1 person that would be 1200 jobs instead of through more money at wirral waters ,when will this council learn that we should help those that are helping us not pipe dreams that will never happen
so planting a few trees will make wirral an economic hub,the millions they have spent on the trees should have been given to exicisting businesses , instead of the pipe dream that is wirral waters the council should spend our money helping those that are already hear if a 5th of 6000 businesses in wirral took on 1 person that would be 1200 jobs instead of through more money at wirral waters ,when will this council learn that we should help those that are helping us not pipe dreams that will never happen bloodtub

6:24pm Wed 26 Feb 14

ballacrain says...

I am puzzled. Over the past couple of years several trees have been cut down making lots of our feather friends homeless, to remove those trees cost money now more is being spent to replace them in different areas.
Ballacrain
I am puzzled. Over the past couple of years several trees have been cut down making lots of our feather friends homeless, to remove those trees cost money now more is being spent to replace them in different areas. Ballacrain ballacrain

8:07pm Wed 26 Feb 14

PaulCa says...

Can we have a few trees planted in Brighton Street? We can then have a broad, green, leafy, town hall thoroughfare, to pick up on the jargon.

When planting, please bring a large shovel in order to dig down through the dog poo and locate the pavement beneath.
Can we have a few trees planted in Brighton Street? We can then have a broad, green, leafy, town hall thoroughfare, to pick up on the jargon. When planting, please bring a large shovel in order to dig down through the dog poo and locate the pavement beneath. PaulCa

10:25pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Llamedos 1 says...

Wonderful environmental idea until the vandals get to work.
Wonderful environmental idea until the vandals get to work. Llamedos 1

8:41am Thu 27 Feb 14

WirralAl says...

I have never heard that tree's create jobs and encourage people to use bikes or public transport. Its good to know that me well being and health will get better too. Fancy that just looking at a tree will make you healthy!

Planting all these 600 tree's will manage to transform ugly run down industrial areas into leafy green thoroughfares.

Perhaps your researchers have been smoking too much of the green stuff!

I think that it is a nice way to improve the area but that's about it.

As for Wirral Waters much as most of us would like it that will never happen so why not make more realistic plans that create jobs now. Birkenhead is an industrial area. If you want to make improvements make it a more prime residential area with a marina. Leave Liverpool to have the Office blocks and sky scrappers.
I have never heard that tree's create jobs and encourage people to use bikes or public transport. Its good to know that me well being and health will get better too. Fancy that just looking at a tree will make you healthy! Planting all these 600 tree's will manage to transform ugly run down industrial areas into leafy green thoroughfares. Perhaps your researchers have been smoking too much of the green stuff! I think that it is a nice way to improve the area but that's about it. As for Wirral Waters much as most of us would like it that will never happen so why not make more realistic plans that create jobs now. Birkenhead is an industrial area. If you want to make improvements make it a more prime residential area with a marina. Leave Liverpool to have the Office blocks and sky scrappers. WirralAl

12:50pm Thu 27 Feb 14

No.9 says...

Llamedos 1 wrote:
Wonderful environmental idea until the vandals get to work.
I think it's a great idea!
[quote][p][bold]Llamedos 1[/bold] wrote: Wonderful environmental idea until the vandals get to work.[/p][/quote]I think it's a great idea! No.9

10:40am Fri 28 Feb 14

Wirral_Man says...

Please don't be cynical, it's a great thing to have street trees and yes the vandals will smash some but as long as new ones are planted all will be well and our children will have a much enhanced environment to live in.

What would be nice though is that the gaps where trees have fallen or died in the rest of Wirral e.g. in Bebington where the lovely tree lined avenues haev gaps like a set of broken teeth
Please don't be cynical, it's a great thing to have street trees and yes the vandals will smash some but as long as new ones are planted all will be well and our children will have a much enhanced environment to live in. What would be nice though is that the gaps where trees have fallen or died in the rest of Wirral e.g. in Bebington where the lovely tree lined avenues haev gaps like a set of broken teeth Wirral_Man

10:59am Fri 28 Feb 14

Growl Tiger says...

This is the same Wirral Council that transformed my road from a green leafy one (which encouraged walkers and equestrians) into a black tarmac race track for vehicles. They have also just cut down another perfectly healthy tree in the middle of West Kirby.

I am all for the planting of trees across Wirral to make it a more pleasant environment for people and wildlife, but I am sick of the Council changing the rules and the criteria just to suit its own latest whim or publicity campaign.
This is the same Wirral Council that transformed my road from a green leafy one (which encouraged walkers and equestrians) into a black tarmac race track for vehicles. They have also just cut down another perfectly healthy tree in the middle of West Kirby. I am all for the planting of trees across Wirral to make it a more pleasant environment for people and wildlife, but I am sick of the Council changing the rules and the criteria just to suit its own latest whim or publicity campaign. Growl Tiger

7:00pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Positive thinker says...

Spot on Bloodtub couldn't of put it better
Spot on Bloodtub couldn't of put it better Positive thinker

7:21pm Sun 2 Mar 14

benny07 says...

any work done to help the wirral look nice is very welcome by the public & our little featherd friends,how ever the council need to plant some HGV,prohabitions around the docks ,to stop all the heavy lorries from using the town centre as a short cut to the A41 NEW CHESTER RD,send them along canning st to woodside for that route,& send the rest up the dock rd to join the M53,,ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE IS IT,& THINK OF THE PEACE,SAFETY,OF LOCALS,& A LOT LESS WEAR & TEAR ON OUR TOWN CENTRE,,I PUT THIS TO THE COUNCIL A WHILE AGO ,NEEDLESS TO SAY ITS BEEN IGNORED BY THE LABOUR CLLRS,WHATS NEW.??
any work done to help the wirral look nice is very welcome by the public & our little featherd friends,how ever the council need to plant some HGV,prohabitions around the docks ,to stop all the heavy lorries from using the town centre as a short cut to the A41 NEW CHESTER RD,send them along canning st to woodside for that route,& send the rest up the dock rd to join the M53,,ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE IS IT,& THINK OF THE PEACE,SAFETY,OF LOCALS,& A LOT LESS WEAR & TEAR ON OUR TOWN CENTRE,,I PUT THIS TO THE COUNCIL A WHILE AGO ,NEEDLESS TO SAY ITS BEEN IGNORED BY THE LABOUR CLLRS,WHATS NEW.?? benny07

7:25pm Sun 2 Mar 14

benny07 says...

any work done to help the wirral look nice is very welcome by the public & our little featherd friends,how ever the council need to plant some HGV,prohabitions around the docks ,to stop all the heavy lorries from using the town centre as a short cut to the A41 NEW CHESTER RD,send them along canning st to woodside for that route,& send the rest up the dock rd to join the M53,,ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE IS IT,& THINK OF THE PEACE,SAFETY,OF LOCALS,& A LOT LESS WEAR & TEAR ON OUR TOWN CENTRE,,I PUT THIS TO THE COUNCIL A WHILE AGO ,NEEDLESS TO SAY ITS BEEN IGNORED BY THE LABOUR CLLRS,WHATS NEW.
any work done to help the wirral look nice is very welcome by the public & our little featherd friends,how ever the council need to plant some HGV,prohabitions around the docks ,to stop all the heavy lorries from using the town centre as a short cut to the A41 NEW CHESTER RD,send them along canning st to woodside for that route,& send the rest up the dock rd to join the M53,,ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE IS IT,& THINK OF THE PEACE,SAFETY,OF LOCALS,& A LOT LESS WEAR & TEAR ON OUR TOWN CENTRE,,I PUT THIS TO THE COUNCIL A WHILE AGO ,NEEDLESS TO SAY ITS BEEN IGNORED BY THE LABOUR CLLRS,WHATS NEW. benny07

2:31pm Tue 4 Mar 14

artemis81 says...

Growl Tiger wrote:
This is the same Wirral Council that transformed my road from a green leafy one (which encouraged walkers and equestrians) into a black tarmac race track for vehicles. They have also just cut down another perfectly healthy tree in the middle of West Kirby.

I am all for the planting of trees across Wirral to make it a more pleasant environment for people and wildlife, but I am sick of the Council changing the rules and the criteria just to suit its own latest whim or publicity campaign.
I've been right through the article a couple of times now and I can't see the Council mentioned once, yet you've used it to launch into a complete diatribe slagging them off. You're obsessed.
[quote][p][bold]Growl Tiger[/bold] wrote: This is the same Wirral Council that transformed my road from a green leafy one (which encouraged walkers and equestrians) into a black tarmac race track for vehicles. They have also just cut down another perfectly healthy tree in the middle of West Kirby. I am all for the planting of trees across Wirral to make it a more pleasant environment for people and wildlife, but I am sick of the Council changing the rules and the criteria just to suit its own latest whim or publicity campaign.[/p][/quote]I've been right through the article a couple of times now and I can't see the Council mentioned once, yet you've used it to launch into a complete diatribe slagging them off. You're obsessed. artemis81

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