Trees to breathe new life into town centre 14.06.10
Mature trees have been planted in Sutton town centre as part of efforts to breathe new life into the area.
The five pin oaks, each up to 20 metres high and weighing in at around two tonnes, were transported in on the back of low loader trucks before being carefully lifted into position on Sutton High Street on Friday.
A total of 30 street trees are being planted to make the town centre greener and more sustainable. A living, green wall will also go up on the Wilkinson building.
"It will help us attract more visitors and businesses and help our existing traders flourish."
Improvements include the installation of new paving, new and additional seating and new litter bins, which enable shoppers to recycle their rubbish as they are on the move.
The designs were drawn up following extensive consultation with the Sutton Town Centre Partnership, businesses and residents.
Last updated: Thursday, 08 July 2010