Trees make an essential contribution to the quality of the Conservation Area and the Oxton Society has a commitment to promote and protect them.
The Society encourages the planting of trees and established a Tree Planting Fund to pay for the sourcing and planting of trees on members’ properties in the Conservation Area. We have decided to end the Tree Planting Fund as from April 2022 whilst honouring our commitment to projects already approved for 2022. The fund has planted over 60 trees since the scheme was launched in 2006/07: some of these are pictured below.
In future, the Society would generally as a rule, not fund the purchase of trees for members. In future we will adopt a discretionary funding approach and look at any proposal on its own merits. We will encourage residents to purchase an appropriate tree and support them by offering expert advice. This will include sourcing trees, advice on appropriate trees and and planting of trees in partnership with Port Sunlight Trust.