Published: Tuesday, 24th May 2022
Over 6,000 new trees have been planted near Lynnsport in King’s Lynn. A further 500 trees have been replanted in King’s Reach.
Cllr Paul Kunes, Cabinet member for Environment, said: “This is the first large-scale planting programme as part of the borough council’s strategy to tackle climate change and offset carbon dioxide emissions.
“We started the year by planting a small number of whips in The Walks, followed by more than 400 trees being planted in Sedgeford. It’s a great way of helping our environment, through planting native species, and will help towards being net carbon zero by 2030."
Once established the trees planted at Lynnsport and on the King's Reach development will reduce carbon dioxide by approximately 149,500kg per year. This is through a process called carbon sequestration which is the process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Cllr Kunes added: "This is just one step that the borough council have completed to help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere."
The trees planted at Lynnsport and King’s Reach include Beech, Cherry, Crab Apple, Field Maple, Hawthorn, Hornbeam, Lime, Oak and Silver Birch.
To find out more about the borough council plans to tackle climate change please visit west-norfolk.gov.uk/climatechange