First tree planting for ‘Tree for a Tree’ campaign

In support of Wealden District Council’s Climate Change declaration and interest in Uckfield to reduce our impact on the environment and manage land for nature, Uckfield Town Council has been identifying a number of ways in which it can make progress.

The Town Council has therefore implemented a tree planting scheme so that for every tree that has to be removed on Town Council land (due to decay etc), another tree will be planted. The Town Council will also identify where additional trees can be planted in future years on Town Council land.

On Wednesday 18th December , Uckfield Town Council planted a three-metre high oak tree to replace a previous oak tree which had to be removed.  The oak tree that was removed was located on the perimeter of West Park Recreation ground and this is where the new tree was planted.

The Mayor, Councillor Spike Mayhew and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jackie Love were on hand to help with the tree planting and to publicise the first planting as part of the ‘Tree for a Tree’ campaign being adopted by the council.

UTC Facilities Manager Mark Francis, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jackie Love, Mayor Councillor Spike Mayhew and Councillor Chris  Macvee



ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)