AN historic avenue of trees in Greenhead Park will be replaced.
Around 80 new trees will be planted in the Huddersfield park as part of a £4m revamp.
They will replace an avenue of trees which had to be felled from the 1980s onwards because of Dutch Elm disease.
As part of the restoration of the park, funded by Kirklees Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, 42 small-leaved lime trees will be planted from the bottom gates of the park up to the war memorial.
Among the other species of trees to be planted around the park will be oak, beech, cherry and birch trees.
There will also be a new monkey puzzle tree which will be planted near the bandstand.
The tree planting scheme is one of the many transformations visitors to the park can see taking place as a result of the restoration project.
They include the creation of a new lake in the centre of the park to replace the largest of the five original lakes which was filled in during the 1950s.
The boundary railings around the whole park are being replaced and the improved nine entrances to the park are becoming evident.
Work is also progressing well on the restoration of historic buildings and structures including the bandstand, conservatory and refreshment rooms.
Work will start soon on the lakeside arbour and bridge.
Clr Mary Harkin, Cabinet member for Culture and Leisure Services, said: “This is a very exciting time in the park with all the work taking place.
“Greenhead Park is a place which means a great deal to many people and this major scheme will turn what is already a popular park into a fabulous park for us all to enjoy into the future.”Š
She added: “The overall scheme is progressing as planned and, with work expected to be completed this autumn, there are a few busy months ahead in the park.
“With the skills and experience of the team behind the project, and the help and understanding of park visitors and local residents this shouldn’t be a problem.”
The Heritage Lottery Fund allocated £3.75 million to the scheme.
The council is working alongside consultants from contractors Gillespies, Buro Happold, Turner and Townsend and Aedas, and the Friends of Greenhead Park to ensure a sustainable and successful future for the park.