28th February 2001

 

LINCOLN CAMPUS GOES BACK TO NATURE

 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

 

A major tree-planting programme is set to improve the look of Lincoln’s university campus.

 

Forty large London plane trees are being planted this week along the boulevard off Ropewalk to enhance the landscape on the south side of the campus.

 

Chris Neave, managing director of local firm Brightwater Landscapes, reckons the trees are among the tallest that have been planted in the city in recent years.

 

“They’re very big semi-mature trees,” said Mr Neave, whose firm is carrying out the work for the university. “I’ve lived in Lincoln all my life and I’ve certainly never seen such large trees being planted.

 

“I recommended them to the university as a tall, elegant tree that will look good in 100 years’ time,” he added. “The majority of the really big, stately trees in the centre of London are London planes.”

 

Work began on Monday and is expected to be completed by the end of this week.

 

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Photo opportunity

 

Press photographers are welcome to take pictures of the planting work on

Thursday 29th February, when we hope Chris Neave will be available. Please advise what time you intend to come.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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