Planting Parishes - Ely Country Park
Located at the eastern end of Ely Riverside area, Ely Country Park is being developed to bring a small piece of the Cambridgeshire countryside to the city.
As part of the Planting Parishes project East Cambridgeshire District Council wanted to show its commitment to landscape enhancement and biodiversity by planting one acre of woodland in the country park. The site is now home to approximately 400 trees, both native species, and fruit intermixed to compliment the existing meadow in Pocket Park. The planting in Pocket Park aims to create a long-term legacy for Ely that recognises the orchards that once used to extend across the northern part of Ely.
The new woodland is being funded as part of the Country Park development and has not required additional fundraising. With the planting of a woodland in Pocket Park East Cambridgeshire District Council are demonstrating their drive to make the Planting Parishes project a success and hope that other land owners will join them in increasing the level of tree cover in East Cambridgeshire.