Tree planting: 200 trees, 200 children!

Abundance ran a lovely tree planting session this week at Harvard Hill Park in Chiswick’s Grove Park.

We had all of Falcons school from reception (some as young as 3!), and all of year 3 from Grove Park School. Each child planted a sapling of the new shelter belt, including rowans, hawthorns, oak, yew, blackthorn, hollies, goat willow.

Trees were provided by the Woodland Trust, the area was prepared by Greenspace360, sandwiches and tea by Waitrose, gardening equipment lent by Chiswick House, rope supplied by After Dark London, local residents helped the kids and then mulched the area.

Ron from Redwoodworld donated two giant redwoods (currently not giant!) and these were planted by local resident Carolin Garside who was celebrating an important birthday, and John Repsch, a Mortlake tree fanatic. Steve Pocock from the campaign to make London a National Park City was on hand to identify shrivelled leaves.

The Abundance team said: “We had a lovely, if very busy, morning. Residents were so pleased with the improvement to their park that they are now considering setting up a Friends of Harvard Hill Park group.”

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