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Planting complete for 5,240 tree urban micro wood in Douglas

Thu, 09 Feb 2023

Hartford Homes has planted a new micro wood near their Farmhill Grange development in Douglas.

Earlier this year, the developer identified an area of underused sloping land with potential for ecological improvement situated between an existing road and stream.

Permission was granted by Douglas Borough Council to transform the area into an ‘urban micro wood’, which are densely planted areas which feature a wide variety of tree and plant life. These small plantations grow rapidly, helping to capture carbon during growth and creating increasingly biodiverse habitats for wildlife to thrive in urban environments.

Working closely with Manx Wildlife Trust, who have provided recommendations on viable tree species and best planting practices, the company has completed the planting of over 5,000 trees, each with bamboo matting to protect the trees during their first years growth.


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