As part of plans to improve a range of transport junctions and roads around Stockport, Stockport Labour Council has identified funding to enable the planting of hundreds of new trees to replace lost or decaying specimens.
The new trees will be located at sites across Stockport. A three year programme has been put in place that will see hundreds of trees planted, existing stumps removed and tree pits re-opened. This is an ambitious programme that will make huge inroads into
the backlog of work needed throughout Stockport. Stockport has approximately 16,000 highways trees and recent inspections have identified approximately 300 stumps, around 200 dead trees and 500 pits that require opening, where appropriate. Funds will
be sought to complete the remainder of the work as soon as possible. Cllr Philip Harding said "This programme will see trees planted in Adelaide Road, Avondale Road, Chatham Street, Clyde Road, Eldon Road, Northgate Road, Old Chapel Street, St Lesmo
Road, Gee Street, Robinson Street, Carmichael Street and many more roads in Edgeley and Cheadle Heath. Altogether across Stockport nearly 800 trees will be planted. This is good for our local environment and will help to offset carbon emissions".