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National Trust and Nottingham City Council to plant blossom trees as Covid memorials in Lenton and St Mary’s

The National Trust and Nottingham City Council are working in partnership with a view to planting trees at two different sites for the Blossom Again project.

Nottingham would be one of several places to be involved in this project.

The £45,000 cost is funded by The National Trust.

The Blossom Again idea is to embed Covid‐19 into the Nation’s Cultural memory and to help nature and people to blossom.

The project aim is to select sites around the City that would benefit from a Blossom Circle, Avenue or other profile.

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Community and Stakeholder engagement will be key to selecting the site, shape of Blossom and establishing a connection with this project.

Out of several sites Lenton Recreation Ground and St Mary’s Rest Garden have been shortlisted for this project as it is felt these sites will most benefit the community and enhance the locations.

Funding for this project will be provided by the National Trust and will be £45,000.

With £40,000 being allocated at the start of the project and £5,000 being provided in Spring 2022 to promote the completion of the projects and for community engagement.

Volunteers will be engaged for ongoing maintenance and care of the trees and a watering programme will be implemented for the trees for the first 3 years as we would our newly planted trees.

Planting trees is crucial for Nottingham City Council achieving its 50,000 tree planting target and assisting us in being carbon neutral by 2028.

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