Protective sleeves and backing support stakes have been provided since Brigg Blog's previous post about the planting of saplings on the extensive area of public open space off York Road.
About 150 have received this treatment and a few have already grown to reach the top of their circular protective coverings which have removed the threat of damage from hungry creatures, playful dogs being exercised, stray footballs and people's size 10s!
When the saplings were planted some time ago there were no sleeves or supports - something that was raised as a topic of concern during Brigg Town Council's February meeting. However, North Lincolnshire Council indicated that protective measures were pending.
The saplings on York Road field have been spaced well apart in three roughly circular areas.
The North Lincolnshire authority has launched a major environmental project which will involve planting 170,000 saplings across the district. We can expect to see more added at other locations in Brigg.
Meanwhile, it's to be hoped that many of today's saplings on York Road go on to become mature trees in the years to come.
This suburban green area in the centre of a housing estate was designated in the late 1970s/early 1980s as the site for Brigg's new primary school, to replace the one on Glebe Road which had opened in 1929.
That was a decision made by Humberside County Council while it was the local education authority.
However, following the creation of North Lincolnshire Council (founded in 1996) it was subsequently decided to build the new primary off Atherton Way, on the other side of the town and to leave York Road field to continue as an area of public open space.
Today the periodic grass cutting is carried out by a contractor working for Brigg Town Council.