Help Lincolnshire wildlife to flourish

WILDLIFE chiefs are urging local people to think green and help the woodland in our area along with the birds that inhabit it to flourish.

The Forestry Commission are offering grants to support planting schemes which could broaden wildlife habitats and create nature attractions.

Woodland cover in Lincolnshire is just 3.3 per cent, the lowest in England and way behind the national average of 9 per cent.

Dave Bole of the Forestry Commission said: “Few dispute the region needs more woodlands; they are good for wildlife, absorb carbon dioxide and offer owners an increasingly attractive economic return.”

Higher grants are available for areas deemed hotspots for endangered woodland birds like Tree Pipit and Spotted Flycatcher.

l For details call 01623 821474 or email eastmids.fce@forestry.gsi.gov.uk.