Marston Green Park is now even greener – thanks to Wildlife Ways, a three year programme to improve the borough for the benefit of wildlife and people alike.
As part of this £16.8m programme – part funded by the ERDF – contractor idverde has planted around 60 semi-mature trees in Marston Green Park.
Solihull Council’s cabinet member for Tourism, Leisure and Sport, Cllr Joe Tildesley, said: “The idea behind Wildlife Ways is to connect people to nature and protect and increase wildlife in the borough. Over the next three years residents will notice lots of planting of trees, bulbs and wildflowers – and it will be easier to travel across the borough by foot and bike too. The trees planted at Marston Green Park this week will make a real difference to wildlife, creating new habitats for birds and other tree living species. They also look beautiful and will add to visitors’ experience of the park.”
idverde’s Operations Director, Nicola Easdale, added: “This week has been an exciting start to our involvement in the Wildlife Ways project. Over the course of the project we will be planting 800 trees across the borough, following on with 3.5m bulbs, wildflower turf and grass seed. We’re planting semi-mature trees to give them the best possible start and visually of course it makes a huge difference to the local environment.”
Picture L to R – Nicola Easdale – Operations Director at idverde, Cllr Ian Courts – Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Managed Growth, Cllr Tony Dicicco – Cabinet Member for Environment and Housing, Cllr Joe Tildesley – Cabinet Member for Tourism, Leisure and Sport, James Bryan – Project Manager for idverde