Urban tree planting

Keele Golf Course

As part of the implementation of the latest phase of our urban tree planting strategy and to celebrate the 850th anniversary of the borough’s Royal Charter in 2023, it is proposed to create a commemorative Lyme Forest on the north boundary of the former Keele Golf Course site during the coming winter planting season (February/March 2023). This is in recognition to the original Lyme forests of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire that gave the town its name.

Once planted, this forest will form part of an essential mosaic of local greenspace sites that will be protected for the benefit of nature recovery and carbon capture for the future and in time, further carbon reduction opportunities on selected sites will also be considered with community involvement.

What will be planted?

The new Lyme Forest will consist of 850 lime trees of varying species and will be complemented with a range of other native broadleaf trees on the site.

Download the location plan