Urban tree planting

Lyme Forest

As part of our urban tree planting strategy and to celebrate the 850th anniversary of the borough’s Royal Charter, it is planned to create a commemorative Lyme Forest.

This forest is in recognition to the original Lyme forests of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire that gave the town its name.

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

If you would like to make a financial donation towards the Lyme Forest, you can do so online.