Nature Connected

Street Trees

A real partnership of funding and commitment came together to bring street trees to 2km of Four Acre and Sutton Manor in St Helens in order to improve the local environment and air quality, making it more attractive to walk and cycle and to build resilience to climate change.

The Mersey Forest team carried out door-to-door community consultation to get feedback about residents’ perceptions of the area and the kinds of trees people preferred as well as who might be interested in looking after them longer term. 171 trees were then planted and further planting is now putting trees on key transport routes, residential streets and across local park spaces.

The project was part-funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills via the Forestry Commission, St.Helens Council, Bold Ward, Committee, Re:New St.Helens, Cory Environmental Trust in Britain and the government’s Big Tree Plant project and the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.