Trees for Congleton – Completed Sites

Isis Close – Tamar Close

 

Description

Small enclosed amenity green space with a surfaced path connecting Isis Close and Tamar Close, previously relatively featureless.

Between 2021 and 2022 new planting was carried out by Trees for Congleton and Cheshire Wildlife Trust volunteers. This added a small copse of native trees and shrubs, individual flowering crab trees, fruit trees, a central beech tree, and mixed beech and holly hedge along the western boundary.  The hedge was funded by the Tree Council.

 

Planting benefits

  • Carbon storage, shade and shelter to mitigate effects of climate change
  • Addition to green network, providing habitat, flowers and berries for wildlife
  • Mini-orchard with fruit for food, amenity & wildlife.
Hillfields Final planting plan

Management

Once new planting is established, generally after one year, it is handed over to Congleton Town Council’s Streetscape team which already looks after green spaces in the town.  Cheshire East Council (Ansa) may also be involved, working alongside our Town Council team. Fruit trees are pruned by volunteers. It is appreciated that many residents help by picking litter when visiting the green space. 

It is intended that the hedge is maintained at fence height, with the side facing the open space trimmed annually but only lightly, to allow the hedge to thicken and flowers and berries to be produced.

Note that some, but not all, of the young trees and shrubs planted can be coppiced (by workers trained in woodland management) if in future years there is any conflict with other uses.  This would also help to develop a varied age structure in the planting.

Would you like to be a friend of Isis Close-Tamar Close green space?

We would love local residents to become ‘friends’ of the trees and plants planted in the area. A ‘friend’ would keep an eye on the site and report any damage or problems, or indeed how the plants are flourishing!  As one of the Town Council’s 30 Biodiversity Sites any information on wildlife or suggestions for enhancement would be welcomed. 

Please fill in the form with your contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

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Get Involved………

If you have been inspired by what you have read, want to volunteer or join the Congleton Partnership…….we are waiting to hear from you!

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Congleton Town Hall High Street CW12 1BN

01260 270350 Ex 7

cathy.dean@congleton-tc.gov.uk