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New trees planted at March park




Residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the benefits of new trees in a March park thanks to the efforts of March Town Council and two local businesses.

Seven young oak trees have been planted at The Avenue Park, providing even more greenery and boosting local biodiversity for years to come.

Mayor of March, Councillor Rob Skoulding, was keen to further enhance the area, which he represents on both the town and district councils, and approached Fenland District Council for permission to plant the trees on its land.

Planting the first of seven new oak trees at The Avenue Park in March are, from left, Stuart Rayner, of UK Towbars; Daniel Fortuna, of Doctor Tree; Marie Rayner, of UK Towbars; Simon Bell, Fenland District Council’s Leisure and Open Spaces Contract Manager; Kevin Wilkins, Fenland District Council’s Horticultural Officer, and Gary Harradine.(24786075)
Planting the first of seven new oak trees at The Avenue Park in March are, from left, Stuart Rayner, of UK Towbars; Daniel Fortuna, of Doctor Tree; Marie Rayner, of UK Towbars; Simon Bell, Fenland District Council’s Leisure and Open Spaces Contract Manager; Kevin Wilkins, Fenland District Council’s Horticultural Officer, and Gary Harradine.(24786075)

The native saplings were then sourced by March town councillor, Councillor Robert White, and funded by local companies UK Towbars and Doctor Tree.

On Tuesday, December 17, Stuart Rayner from UK Towbars and Daniel Fortuna from Doctor Tree planted the trees free of charge, with the help of local businessman Gary Harradine and his digger.

Coun Skoulding: “Trees are vital for our health and wellbeing, improving our environment and fighting air pollution, so I’m delighted that we’ve been able to plant these oaks. I hope residents and visitors will enjoy seeing the new trees grow and thrive in the years to come.”

Mr Rayner, who runs UK Towbars with his wife Marie, said: “We’re really pleased to have contributed towards these new trees and are planning to do more of the same. It was the tenth anniversary of UK Towbars this year and we’re in talks with the March Woodland Group to plant a tree a day. Being in the towbar industry, many of our customers own caravans and enjoy holidaying in the natural environment, so we thought we’d give something back and do what we can to help further improve our green spaces.”

 Any local businesses interested in sponsoring the planting of new trees across Fenland can contact the district council’s parks and open spaces team on: park&openspaces@fenland.gov.uk


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