The City of Lincoln Council and the National Heritage Lottery Fund are funding a £1.17million tree restoration project at Boultham Park.
The project will involve cutting 38 trees down to allow for light, less leaf litter, improved water quality, habitat options and biodiversity.
The restoration process for planting the trees will take place on the 10th of February and the removal of the trees will be on the following week.
Tammy Smalley, Head of Conservation for Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust said: “There will be wider wildlife benefits through the proposed tree works at Boultham Park Lake.”
The Council has said that the removal of the 38 trees will be for the benefit of the park and that they will not let any materials go to waste.
Bob Bushell, Councillor at the City of Lincoln Council said: “The wood from trees that are being removed will not be wasted either. It will be used in habitat and community projects elsewhere in the park.”
Smalley said: “The trees planted elsewhere in the park will ensure that there is no net loss in tree provision for wildlife too and dead wood is great for bugs and fungi. Exciting times for Boultham Park!”
The restoration project will allow for the public to be more involved with the historic 90 year old park.
Boultham park is planning on including a public art trail and to showcase how people can help encourage biodiversity and protect wildlife.
New pathways, signs, park furniture and even a new café will also be restored due to this restoration.
Visitors of the park are invited to the Boultham Park Café today between 2-4pm to learn more about the tree works.
For more information, you can visit Boultham Park’s website.
Both images are courtesy of the Boultham Park website.