Posted: Tue 21st May 2024

Wrexham Council to spend up to £15,000 on 16 new trees in city centre revamp for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

Wrexham Council could spend up to £15,000 on sixteen new trees for the city centre

The local authority say they are looking to ‘source quotes for the supply of various trees’ which will be installed on the High Street and side streets.

It adds that the council “requires that the trees are chosen by staff and kept in the nursery until the enabling ground works are completed.”

This is currently anticipated to be the first week of October 2024.

A procurement notice states that the trees will include:

  • One Prunus Spire
  • Four Gleditsia triacanthus ‘Sunburst’
  • One Ginko biloba ‘Tremoa’
  • One Ulmus ‘Columella’
  • One Carpinus betulus ‘Lucas’
  • One Sorbus thuringiaca ‘Fastigiata’
  • Six Quercus robur ‘Regal Prince'(Yorke St)
  • One Quercus Ilex

The value of the works has been listed as up to £15,000.

The trees will be installed as part of major improvement works set to be undertaken by Wrexham Council this summer.

It includes the regeneration of High Street, Yorke Street, Town Hill and Abbot Street.

The proposals aim to enhance the street’s potential for events, street markets and create a ‘cafe style culture’, which will see new outdoor seating areas created for the High Street’s hospitality businesses.

Changes to the streetscene also include making the entire road a single level with roadways marked out in different tarmac.

Other plans include the planting of new trees and shrubbery – with similar works already taking place along the nearby Yorke Street.

Plans to install 16 new trees were unveiled by Wrexham Council in February.

At the time the council said the new trees will be a “more suitable species” which will be planted to “provide a more formal, uniform appearance; more in-keeping with the desired a to the High Street and Yorke Street.”

They will be planted in load-bearing, structured cell planting pits which will provide a better rooting environment and “one more conducive to healthy root development without any risk of future ground disturbance

In 2021 the council spent £45k on city centre ‘green infrastructure’ which saw three trees planted to help regenerate Henblas St and revive footfall. Last week the world was told how unsuccessful that has been, and now Rob and Ryan are stepping in to give it another go.

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