Lime Avenue project

Rosliston’s horse chestnut avenue, known affectionately  as ‘Conker Alley', is a local landmark. Sadly, some of the trees have been affected by disease and are dying of old age.

Following discussions between the landowner and Derbyshire County Council, it was decided that affected trees should be replaced with either small-leaf lime or oak trees.

Rosliston Community Group was keen to retain the idea of an ‘avenue', so a decision was made to try to create a lime avenue to grow up between the remaining horse chestnuts and gradually take over from them.

Rolls-Royce plc adopted it as a community project and, with the help of grants and by linking the existing horse chestnut avenue to a new area of planting, one mile of small-leaf lime trees from the end of Walton Lane to Spring Farm Cottages, all along Burton Road, has been created.

Infant trees do need some care and ours are marked by tags or wooden shelters so that contractors doing hedge-cutting work do not accidentally trim the tops off them. This means that overhanging vegetation has to be trimmed back by hand each year so that light can get to the new trees.

Further information is available by emailing our Environmental Education team at rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk or by telephoning 01283 535039.

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  • Tree planting
  • Volunteer work