Tree-sy does it at Horses Field

TWO YEARS of planning came to fruition as several new additions came to Dane Bank’s Horses’ Field in the form of trees.

Volunteers from both the Friends of the Horses’ Field Association (FHFA) and City of Trees were joined by politicians as phase one of a scheme saw seedlings put into the site.

Even the weather came good as the next stage of making the area on Thornley Lane even better swung into action.

Denton’s MP Andrew Gwynne showed he was not afraid to get his hands dirty and Tameside’s Civic Mayor, Cllr Mike Glover, with his Lady Consort in attendance.

FHFA founder and honorary member Sue Doyle, who retired in 2020 and handed over leadership to Jan Bunner, was also there to see the action.

And the executive leader told how some additional protection was placed for some other visitors.

Jan said: “It was a very successful day.

“Phase two will happen later in the year when the tree planting season returns and the ponies are back in the top field and saplings have been fenced off.

“Stakes and covers were added too for protection as the field once had deer as residents who must have wandered over from nearby Reddish Vale Country Park, about four years ago!

“The beautiful weather was also an added bonus!”

The trees planted at the site are part of the Northern Forest. City of Trees is the community forest for Greater Manchester and part of the larger Northern Forest that stretches from Liverpool to the Yorkshire coast.

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