Thanks to a resident on our Twitter account (@diyturnpikelane) we have gotten wind of an initiative that is giving free trees to community groups in London. Would this interest residents? The trees are supplied as young saplings that are suitable for planting as a hedge or in small clusters. Obvious options would be either the green space near to Mannock Rd allotments/Langham Place (possibly used to help obscure fence of substation) or the green at Graham Road.
Trees are a vital part of healthy, thriving neighbourhoods. They keep our cities green and cool by introducing welcome shade and protective shelter.
They help reduce the chance of flooding by slowing the speed at which water enters our drains and rivers.
They attract and sustain wildlife, help screen buildings and transform neglected spaces into places where people want to be. Details are below:
Designed for the shared spaces of your local area, tree packs are available in two different sizes:
- 105 trees – ideal for planting as a hedge or copse
- 420 trees – ideal for planting on roughly an acre of land.
The trees are supplied as young saplings (approx 20 – 40 cm in height).
Each pack is also available in a variety of themes:
Wildlife – provide new homes for our native wildlife
Blackthorn, hawthorn, hazel, birch, rowan, oak
Wild Harvest-chutneys & cordials -treats to eat
Hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, elder, dog rose,
Year-round colour -beautiful seasonal colour;
Hawthorn, hazel, birch, rowan, cherry, dogwood