A north east nursery has beaten off competition from across the UK to win a tender to supply 56,000 plants for use on the new A69 bypass project at Haydon Bridge in Northumberland.
Trees Please will now supply a variety of trees, hedging and semi-mature standard trees to the £24.7m project, which are being grown at its 90-acre plantation between Hexham and Corbridge.
The plants will begin to be lifted from the ground towards the end of November with planting, which will be carried out by scheme contractors Lowther Forestry, scheduled to begin soon.
Work on the Haydon Bridge bypass, which will be a 2.9km stretch of road taking the busy A69 around the Northumberland village, began in January 2007 and is due to be completed by spring next year.
The Trees Please plants will be used as part of the landscaping work to screen the new road from the surrounding community, and to help minimise the impact of noise from the traffic using it.
Established for over 20 years, Trees Please supplies around 2.5 million trees to commercial customers across the UK every year, grown within its own nursery.
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