500 new trees planted in Harvard Park

Image above: Tree planting in Harvard Park, beside the A4

National Tree Week 27 November – 5 December

It’s National something week every week of the year, but trees are being taken very seriously in Chiswick. Director of Abundance London Karen Liebreich writes:

Various groups have been out digging and planting across Chiswick over the weekend, even though the weather was cold and rainy.

The Friends of Harvard Hill organised a very successful weekend of planting, with 500 whips planted to create more biodiverse hedgerows, creating a protective hedge between the A4 and the residential areas behind.

Image above: Tree planting in Harvard Park, beside the A4

Meanwhile on Acton Green, at the other end of Chiswick, Alison Wood’s family and friends, under the guidance of Ealing Council’s Tom Jennings, helped to plant hundreds of bulbs and woodland plants, including daffodils, English bluebells, foxgloves, primrose, ferns and forget-me-nots to enhance the new birch and other trees that were planted a fortnight ago to create the new Alison’s Wood.

READ ALSO:  Wood planted in memory of Alison on Acton Green

Free trees

London Borough of Hounslow has organised a free giveaway of trees at Dukes Meadows to encourage residents to plant additional trees in their own gardens. Among those to nip down and pick one up was architect Peter Murray.

READ ALSO: Hounslow Council offers free potted trees to residents

Have your say on what trees should be planted on Turnham Green

The Council’s parks department has also embarked on a lengthy consultation over tree planting on Turnham Green, after Councillor Joanna Biddolph managed to prevent tree planting last year. Regular readers will remember Cherrygate.
If you would like to have a say on what type of trees should be planted on Turnham Green, the consultation runs until 15 December and can be accessed here: Tree planting proposals for Turnham Green
Image above: Tree planting in Harvard Park, beside the A4

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