Measures are to be taken in Brigg to protect the saplings recently planted on York Road's extensive area of public open space. This was made clear during Brigg Town Council's latest meeting.
Plastic sleeves and wooden stakes of the kind often used to support newly-planted saplings while they grow have not been employed as part of this planting scheme.
However, North Lincolnshire Council is looking into roping off the areas where planting has been carried out, while regular monitoring of the young trees is also being undertaken.
The unitary authority intends to plant 170,000 trees across its district - one for every resident. The saplings off York Road contribute to this project to help the environment.
The recent Brigg planting scheme was discussed during the Town Council's latest meeting.
Couns Rob Waltham and Carl Sherwood, who are also members of the North Lincolnshire authority, outlined the protective measures.
Earlier, Coun Brian Parker, the Deputy Town Mayor, had described the young trees off York Road as being vulnerable.
Coun Penny Smith expressed concerns about saplings being knocked over during dog-exercising sessions or ball games. Currently, she suggested, these trees had no protection from being flattened.
The saplings were planted in groups on various parts of the York Road field - examples being seen above.
Land off York Road with housing development on all sides was earmarked in the 1970s as the site for Brigg's replacement primary school but this was eventually constructed on the other side of the town, off Atherton Way. It has since been retained as an area of public open space.