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Recreating historic views at Mote Park in Maidstone
Mote Park
One hundred and forty new trees will be planted at Mote Park

Lost historic views at Mote Park in Maidstone will be recreated as part of a new £2.5m conservation and improvement project.

In February, scrubland will be cleared and 140 new parkland trees planted.

Historic views such as the vista between the volunteers pavilion and Mote will be reinstated aided by the removal of some poor quality trees.

Kent Wildlife Trust is working on the project to ensure the ecology of the park is protected.

"Mote Park is one of Kent's biggest and best parklands and it has a special place in our lives," said Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, Cllr Richard Ash.

"We have consulted park users and others. These improvements will conserve the natural habitats of the park, restore many of the features lost over time, and add better facilities for families and disabled people."

The new trees being planted will include alder, birch, hornbeam, sweet chestnut, Indian bean tree, eastern walnut, beech, tulip tree, oak, redwood and lime.

Maidstone Borough Council are offering volunteers the opportunity to get involved with the project. Call Alan Frith, Mote Park Audience Development Officer on 01622 602119 or email alanfrith@maidstone.gov.uk

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