Tree for a Tree scheme starts with planting at West Park by the town mayor, Cllr Spike Mayhew, and deputy mayor, Cllr Jackie Love. Pictured right is Cllr Chris Macve and (left) Mark Francis, who looks after the council's facilities and estates

Tree for a Tree scheme under way in Uckfield

A 10ft (3m) tall oak was planted yesterday (December 18) – the first under Uckfield Town Council’s Tree for a Tree scheme.

Town mayor, Cllr Spike Mayhew, and deputy mayor, Cllr Jackie Love, ceremonially planted the sapling at West Park.

It is close to the allotments and recreation ground and replaces an oak which was felled because it was decayed, hollow and a potential danger.

Stump of a tree at West Park which has been removed

Stump of the tree that was felled at West Park, Uckfield

The council initiated Tree for a Tree in the autumn and will now replace any tree removed because of decay, damage etc with a new tree.

Where possible the new tree will be planted near to where the original stood.

If that is not possible, an appropriate location will be found on Uckfield Town Council land.

In the last 12 months, fewer than ten trees have been removed by the council.

The council will also identify where additional trees can be planted in future years on its land.

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