New street trees have been planted throughout a part of Watford following an initiative by a local councillor.
Nascot Councillor Mark Hofman has been working with members of residents’ associations to have more trees planted around the ward, installation of eighteen semi-mature trees took place in March during the annual planting season.
The Ridge Residents’ Association, Nascot Residents’ Association, Courtlands Residents’ Association, and members of the community were asked to suggest potential locations for the new trees during a dialog with Nascot residents.
The eighteen new street trees were planted on Church Road, Courtlands Drive, The Ridgeway, Blackley Close, Nascot Street, Strangeways, Hampden Way, Hempstead Road, Goodwood Recreation Ground and Orchard Park.
Liberal Democrat Councillor Mark Hofman said: “Research shows that every mature tree creates enough oxygen to sustain two people. Trees provide exceptional environmental and social value, creating a habitat for local wildlife, improving the air we breathe and even providing a positive benefit to our mental health.”
“I was heartened to receive such a warm and enthusiastic response to our tree planting efforts from the local community, the new trees look great and I hope this initiative to reintroduce trees in Nascot is something we can continue doing every year.”