More than 400 trees have been planted in the scenic Eagley Valley as part of the City of Trees initiative.

The area was one of a handful of green spaces put forward by councillors and Bolton Council to support the scheme.

The Greater Manchester-wide scheme was created with the ambition of planting and maintaining three million trees across Greater Manchester.

This is designed to help restore green spaces and woodlands for the benefit of communities and wildlife.

Residents of Bromley Cross will benefit from a new woodland that the scheme will create.

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Cllr Nadim Muslim said: “Enhancing our green spaces has always been important to use.

“We have always fought to protect our green belt and green spaces from inappropriate development but schemes like City of Trees help us go even further with our commitment to the environment.

“Having spoken to residents, we know this is hugely important to them and we agree.”

Alongside the 400 trees, there will be 11 new standard sized trees planted.

All the species of tree will naturally fit into the area at Eagley Valley.

Their benefit is thought to enhance the area, whilst also supporting ecology, helping drain the land, and create new habitats for local wildlife.

Cllr Amy Cowen said: “Being involved in the planting itself was a great experience.

“We’re lucky to live where we do and have a number of green spaces.

“Walking in Eagley Valley, you often see animals in nature and the new woodland creation will help create new habitats for wildlife.”

Cllr Samantha Connor added: “We know this area is well used by local residents.

“It’s the perfect place to walk your dog or have a kick about with your children.

“There’s plenty of space and the new trees will be the perfect addition.

"With City of Trees not only planting but also maintaining these trees, we know they’ll grow into something beautiful.”

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