Tree-mendous: New trees to be planted in Darlington town centre

Tree-mendous: New trees to be planted in Darlington town centre

Dozens of new trees are set to be planted in Darlington town centre, as part of plans to improve and enhance the area for shoppers and visitors.

The first of the new trees have been planted in the raised beds in front of Darlington Town Hall, with more to be placed at other sites and planters around the town centre.

The planting of the trees is part of Darlington Borough Council’s ongoing bid to improve the town centre, with 30 trees set to be planted in all.

Among the locations outlined for the trees are the Market Square, Bondgate, Northgate, Skinnergate, Blackwell Gate and Tubwell Row.

A variety of species will be planted including maple, birch, purple birch, Japanese cedar, uprght hawthorn, Pride of India Fastigiata, Persian ironwood, upright pine, hybrid cherry, golden Irish yew and golden leaved elm.

Darlington Town Centres Trees

Councillor Heather Scott, leader of Darlington Borough Council, said: “This is the latest phase in our ongoing bid to make the town centre a more attractive and pleasant environment for our residents and visitors.

“We were thrilled that due to the hard work of our staff, local businesses, partner organisations, individuals and other groups Darlington was chosen as Best in Class in the City Centre category of this year’s Northumbria in Bloom contest and we want to build on that success.

“The trees will add year-round colour and interest to the town centre providing a more attractive environment for shoppers and visitors as well as a pleasant backdrop for the many events which are held throughout the year.

“We look forward to seeing them grow and thrive, as we hope the town centre itself will as we now focus on looking at residents comments and how best to take the town centre strategy forward.”

Source: Darlington Borough Council