THE Deepings are getting green with a variety of tree planting schemes.
A Market Deeping resident donated eight oak trees to the town council, which have been planted in the Rectory Paddock off Church Street.
And a donation of trees from Belton House, near Grantham, kicked off a project in Deeping St James as part of the village’s entry to East Midlands in Bloom 2012.
The eight oak trees in Market Deeping form an avenue which will be dedicated next year as the Jubilee Avenue, in recognition of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Town Clerk Many Ford said: “The council is very grateful to the resident for his kind donation, which have all been grown from acorns that were planted by his grandson several years ago.”
The Lions Club of the Deepings handled delivery of the trees from Belton House, and helped plant an avenue of cherry trees outside the Deepings School in Park Road, Deeping St James.
Further planting is planned at Deeping Lakes, Deeping St James Community Primary School and on the verges on the outskirts of the village.