Alex Easton MLA has today called on Ards and North Down Council to plant more trees across the Council.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am passionate about trees and we have some good woodland but unfortunately we fall behind in tree coverage compared to the rest of the United Kingdom and Europe. I was delighted by the recent announcement by the DEARA Minister that his Department intend to plant 18 million trees across Northern Ireland over the next ten years and I want to see the local council get their fair share and ensure North Down starts planting and expanding their woodlands and creating new woodlands.”

“ I am looking forward for a detailed plan by the Council on how many trees they intend to plant, their locations and what they plan to do to encourage private land owners to join in and plat trees, the advantages to our wildlife will be fantastic and also aid in improving the health of our environment.” Let’s get this done let’s see the Council lead the way”