After contact from a resident raising the issue of how periodically trees in the village had had to be cut down but he didn’t feel they were being replaced Nether Poppleton Parish Council has decided to set up a working group to look at the broader issues of trees and what gaps there are and how we may increase the number and quality of trees in the village. A sensible maintenance plan will also be needed for any trees to be planted and to ensure we are doing all we can to look after existing trees.

The group will hopefully meet in the next couple of weeks and will look to make recommendations to the broader Parish Council, with the July meeting being the likely discussion time. The tree planting season in many ways starts in September and this would therefore work well in terms of signing off any expenditure needed before getting the spade out!

Do you have a view on trees in the village? If you do please get in touch with any thoughts about where and what type of trees you would like to see. We are also interested in any thoughts people may have about paying for them or possible dedication of trees, maybe to villagers who have died.