North East Community Forest 2021 - Montague Dene

If you live in Newcastle then the North East Community Forest is your community forest! Supported by a partnership of local authorities, combined authorities, charities and organisations, including Newcastle City Council. This 30 year, multi-million pound project will see tens of thousands of trees planted, to benefit our local communities.
This coming winter we are going to be planting woodland across the city and want your views on the proposed locations identified near where you live. The tree planting would form part of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), an initiative to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

Montague Dene, Slatyford Lane, NE5 2UQ
As part of the North East Community Forest we propose to work with volunteers and the community to help us plant trees at Montague Dene in West Fenham. The park, which is owned and managed by Newcastle City Council, sits north of the Denton Burn Community Association and south of Whitbeck Road. We believe planting trees in this park will bring a range of benefits to the local area, including: mitigating climate change, providing additional habitats for wildlife, and new areas of woodland for people to enjoy.

Where could trees be planted?
We have identified a number of potentially suitable locations for planting, with blocks of what could be small woodland individually numbered to make it easier for you to tell us your thoughts, whether for or against. Details of these areas are shown on the image here, and we've called them:  
  • Woodland 1 – Planting to the southern boundary, adjacent to Denton Burn Community Association. 
  • Woodland 2 – Planting to the eastern boundary, adjacent to residents back gardens on Silloth Avenue. 
  • Woodland 3 – Planting adjacent to existing woodland internally of the park. 
  • Woodland 4 – Planting to the northern boundary, adjacent to existing woodland. 
  • Woodland 5 – Planting on a steep embankment to the eastern boundary of the park, near residential homes on Tirril Place.
The site map is here: Montague Dene Site Map


When would the trees be planted?
Planting will take place in the 2021/22 winter planting season (November 2021 to March 2022), with work most likely taking place in February 2022.

How big would the trees be?
The trees will be planted as ‘whip’ size (around 30cm or 12 inches tall), but they will grow into larger trees and form a woodland as they mature.

Safely storing your personal details
We are asking people to give us their postcodes so that we have an idea of where people who have taken part are living. If you do this, you cannot be identified from your postcode. We are also asking people to provide their contact details if they are interested in volunteering with us to help us plant trees or look after them, so that we can get in touch when any local woodland is to be created. If you choose to provide this, we will store this information separately to your responses. We will store it securely, we will not share it with anyone else, and we will not use it for any other purposes. If you provide personal information so that we can contact you about volunteering, you can always contact us to have us remove your information from our records at: northeastcommunityforest@newcastle.gov.uk or call: 0191 211 5612.

If you require this information in a different format, such as large print, or you have questions, please contact us at: northeastcommunityforest@newcastle.gov.uk or call: 0191 211 5612.

Thank you for taking the time to read these proposals and we look forward to your feedback.
Ward
  • West Fenham
Start Date
28 October 2021
End Date
06 December 2021
Participants
11
Days Remaining
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