North City News: Boulevard to take root; WYLDE GREEN.
Wylde Green Neighbourhood Forum is celebrating a major tree planting scheme this autumn for the shopping centre.
A set of flowering cherry trees will be placed in the soft verge on Birmingham Road. And a similar arrangement will see a mountain ash plantation within the hard asphalt area running from Domino's Pizzas by the Yenton pub.
Welcoming the decision, forum spokesman and Labour Party campaigner Dr Rob Pocock said: "This is an exciting success and should steadily transform the appearance of the shopping area, creating a real 'boulevard' effect as the trees mature.
"It has been an amazingly difficult job getting this sorted.
"We imagined we would just put in a bid for trees, but instead we found the trees planted in asphalted areas first needed a 'tree pit' to be dug, and the money for these comes from a completely different section of the council than the trees themselves."