Water your new tree today – URGENT APPEAL
Chiswick Tree Adoption Scheme.
Over the last few months 112 new trees have been planted around Chiswick (51 in Hounslow, 61 in Ealing). This is a praiseworthy initiative. However the weather has been exceptionally dry, many of the trees were planted pretty late in the season, and without our help they will not survive.
So please read on, look at the list below, find the tree nearest to you that you can water, and sign up to adopt it. Otherwise we will simply have a forest of new dead trees in Chiswick – maybe more as even more mature trees are struggling in this new hot dry climate.
We should all be aware of the importance of trees in fighting the effects of climate change and as pollution mitigators. Last year Hounslow and Ealing, along with many other London Boroughs, declared a climate emergency and tree planting was an important plank of this strategy.
That’s the good news. A lovely selection of new trees, including hornbeams, liquidambar, tulip trees, sweetgum, field maples and whitebeam, has been planted.
The bad news is that the planting took many months and was only completed in mid-May, during a long spring drought. This was the driest May since 1896, with only 10mm of rain, following on the sunniest April ever.
The council gardeners water each tree. But in practice, they will not get round the trees in time as there are simply too many, several were planted out of season, and it is too dry. And of course Covid has complicated work patterns.
We can either wring our hands, blame “the council” and watch the young trees die, or we can step up, roll up our sleeves and fill our watering cans. Abundance invites you to read the list, find the tree nearest your house and sign up to keep it alive.
A new tree needs 2 bucketfuls of water (20 litres) every couple of days if it’s hot and sunny. In early autumn you can start to decrease and then stand down in late autumn. If there is a little plastic water channel to the roots, try and get the water into the hole. Pour slowly, imagine you are rain.
As you can see, this is quite a commitment. Any contribution is better than no water, but if we are to make a real difference to the survival rate of these new trees, a serious effort is required. It really makes a difference.
So please look at the list below for Hounslow Chiswick, here for Ealing Chiswick, find your nearest tree, probably close to your home so you can access water, and email us on email@example.com. If a couple of you adopt the same tree we will put you in touch and you can share parental duties.
We will try and organise some kind of voucher/incentive scheme, but the best incentive will be a live tree.
|Ref No.||Street Name||Outside house no.||Tree name||Adopted (Y/N)|
|3||Bath Road||62 Portland House||Rowan||Y|
|4||Bolton Road||28-30||European hornbeam||Y|
|5||Bolton Road||1, Church||European hornbeam||Y|
|6||Bolton Road||16||European hornbeam||Y|
|7||Burlington Lane||school, raised bed area||Field maple||Y|
|8||Chesterfield Road||2||European hornbeam||Y|
|9||Chesterfield Road||25||Swedish Whitebeam|
|10||Chesterfield Road||32||Swedish Whitebeam||Y|
|11||Chiswick High Rd||210, jct Windmill Rd||London Plane||Y|
|12||Chiswick High Rd||147 OS Sofa Workshop|
|13||Chiswick Mall||Staithe House||American sweetgum||Y|
|14||Clarence road||1a||Field maple||Y|
|15||Cornwall Grove||*3-5||Swedish Whitebeam||Y|
|16||Cranbrook Road||*8-10||European hornbeam||Y|
|17||Devonshire Gardens||6||American sweetgum||Y|
|18||Duke Road||55||Rowan-whitebeam hybrid||Y|
|21||Fairfax Road||*10-12||American sweetgum||Y|
|22||Fairfax Road||33-35||Swedish Whitebeam||Y|
|23||Flanders Road||opp fire door Mulliner House||European hornbeam||Y|
|24||Foster Road||24-26||Swedish Whitebeam||Y|
|25||Grove Park Gardens||9||Field maple||Y|
|26||Grove Park Road||opp 101||European hornbeam||Y|
|27||Hadley Gardens||*6-8||Cherry Umineko||Y|
|28||Hadley Gardens||*12-14||American sweetgum||Y|
|29||Harvard Road||26||European hornbeam||Y|
|30||Homefield Road||*4-6||European hornbeam||Y|
|31||Homefield Road||6||Fastigiate oak||Y|
|32||Homefield Road||14-16||European hornbeam||Y|
|33||Homefield Road||27-29||Cherry Umineko||Y|
|34||Lawford Road||3||Cherry Umineko||Y|
|35||Lawford Road||4a||Cherry Umineko||Y|
|36||Lawford Road||15-17||Cherry Umineko||Y|
|38||Milnthorpe Road||11||Cherry Umineko||Y|
|39||Oxford Gardens||24-26||Cherry Umineko|
|40||Oxford Gardens||2||Cherry Umineko|
|41||Oxford Gardens||*7-9||Cherry Umineko|
|42||Oxford Gardens||8||Cherry Umineko|
|43||Oxford Gardens||27-29||Cherry Umineko|
|44||Oxford Gardens||opp 15 Brooks Road||Cherry Umineko|
|45||Park Road||32||Field maple||Y|
|46||Park Road||45||Field maple||Y|
|47||Princes Avenue||51||Silver birch||Y|
|49||Quick Road||31||American sweetgum||Y|
|50||Quick Road||26-28||Tulip tree||Y|
|51||Regent Street||35 Pinkham Mansions||Cherry Umineko||Y|
|52||Roman Road||36 Bath Rd||Cherry Umineko||Y|
|53||Rupert Road||13||European hornbeam||Y|
|54||Silver Crescent||39-41||European hornbeam||Y|
|55||St Mary's Grove||63-65||European hornbeam||Y|
|56||St Mary's Grove||52-54||Field maple||Y|
|57||Staveley Gardens||149||European hornbeam||Y|
|58||Staveley Gardens||156-156||Field maple|
|59||Staveley Road||26-28||Cherry Umineko||Y|
|60||Staveley Road||32||Cherry Umineko||Y|
|61||Staveley Road||34||Cherry Umineko||Y|
|62||Staveley Road||36||Cherry Umineko||Y|
|63||Staveley Road||62||Cherry Umineko|
|64||Staveley Road||1 Fitzroy Crescent||Cherry Umineko||Y|
|66||Strand-on-the-Green||Bell & Crown||Tulip tree|
|67||Sutton Court Road||44d||Swedish Whitebeam||Y|
|68||Sutton Court Road||74||Swedish Whitebeam||Y|
|69||Sutton Court Road||168||Cherry||Y|
|70||Swanscombe Road||27-29||Swedish Whitebeam||Y|
|71||Thames Road||38||Cherry Umineko|
|72||Thames Road||186-188||Cherry Umineko|
|73||The Lindens||27||European hornbeam||Y|
|74||Waldeck Road||78||Cherry Umineko||Y|
|75||Walpole Gardens||11||Field maple||Y|
|77||Wilmington Avenue||11||Fastigiate oak||Y|
|78||Wilmington Avenue||13-15||European hornbeam|
|79||Wilton Avenue||4||Swedish Whitebeam||Y|
Please complete the form below to indicate which tree(s) you can help with; your details will not be published or used for any other purpose but to communicate with you on this initiative.