Tree planting to boost biodiversity along Harbour corridor begins
Forest of Dean District Council has started planting 149 trees along Harbour Road as part of the Destination Lydney Harbour regeneration project.
Landscaping work has begun today at Harbour Road in Lydney which will see trees planted along the approach to the harbour. This will include a variety of Himalayan birch, Field Maple and Hawthorn trees being planted.
Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Sid Phelps, said,
“Destination Lydney Harbour is shaping up to be a really exciting project. With the café, toilets and information hub opening soon, the heritage interpretations on the way and the improvements to the access planned, it is going to make the harbour a really attractive destination for residents and visitors.
“The tree planting is a key element of the project, improving the aesthetics of the harbour’s approach and also playing a role in our commitment to reduce our impact on the climate.”
The planting is expected to be completed by Friday 26th November, and will see trees planted along the harbour corridor alongside Station Road and Harbour Road, outside Marina Business Park and Lydney Harbour Estate, which will be checked and maintained regularly.
The tree planting scheme is part of the Destination Lydney Harbour project, a £2.1 million grant from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund along with council resources.
The project includes a new café, public toilets and visitor information hub which will be opening in the coming weeks. There have also been new bespoke railings installed outside the properties adjacent to Lydney Train Station on Harbour Road.
In the coming months, work will also begin on heritage interpretations and the public art trail, improvements will also be made to the harbour approaches.