Tree planting at Poulner Lakes earlier this year attracted much attention and local support, with many family groups planting saplings. The local MP, Sir Desmond Swayne, also attended with a few of his saplings. These trees will connect wooded areas to provide a wildlife corridor and provide limited screening of the rather industrial looking fence on the east edge of the lakes.
The further 1,250 trees to be planted (mostly as hedging) will hide additional areas of fencing and complete other wildlife corridors.
At the recent Ringwood Town Council Leisure and Open Spaces Committee meeting it was pointed out that The Mount was an area used by many local people for leisure and recreation, but certain parts were less than attractive, particularly some of the boundary areas with adjacent housing. Planting extra trees with associated wildflowers in these areas would enhance visual amenity and attract wildlife. Saplings would in-fill and widen the hedge to the north of the area and allow three further areas of planting of small copses.
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