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Brian Clark uses Devolved Budget to Plant New Tree Corridor Planted in Sutton Road Maidstone

February 7, 2016 10:58 PM

KCC Landscape Officers Aubrey Furner, Lucy Lee (left and left centre) with Cllr Brian Clark during plantingResidents travelling along the A274 into Maidstone will notice a line of new trees planted on verges between Mangravet Avenue and the entrance to Maidstone cemetery, following completion of a new scheme initiated by Kent County Councillor Brian Clark.

A total of 24 trees have been planted using funds from Cllr Clark's devolved budget in an area close to the Wheatsheaf junction, one of Maidstone's pollution hotspots.

Following completion Cllr Clark said:

"I am delighted with the scheme. County officers worked with me to choose a selection of good quality trees of various species including Hornbeam, Rowan, Hawthorn, Birch, Hornbeam and Liquidamber. These will reduce pollution and add colour along the A274 corridor in verges which had, until recently been under threat of removal.

"The new trees will ultimately create an avenue aspect with existing trees opposite which will be an attractive feature on the approach to Maidstone."