Woolly 'Jumpers' keep trees warm at Bramcote Hills Park

Woolly 'Jumpers' keep trees warm at Bramcote Hills Park

Trees at Bramcote Hills Park have a new way to keep warm during the cold weather thanks to a local knitter from Wollaton.

A Sweet Chesnut tree at the park was 'yarn bombed' by local knitter and Geocaching enthusiast Hannah Birch after she contacted Broxtowe Borough Council with a unique idea to dress the trees to celebrate the parks 10th year of Green Flag award success.

The tree is located adjacent to the cycle track at the park and visitors can search for a hidden Geocache using their mobile phones when  they find the tree.

The yarn bombing was officially revealed on Friday 2nd December as Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey joined students from White Hills Park Federation Trust to plant trees around the main car park at the site as part of National Tree Week.

A total of 10 trees were planted to mark 10 consecutive years of the park holding the prestigious Green Flag award. The selection of trees were specially chosen for their excellent autumn colour and once established will provide a blaze of colour as summer fades. A number of the trees were donated in private memorial or commemoration.

Future Yarn Bombing may appear at the park in 2017 to celebrate different events and activities.  Keep visiting the park and you never know what new colourful knitted dressings you may see.

For more information please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3507, email grounds@broxtowe.gov.uk or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/parks