Please join us and plant avenue trees next to the main path at Mountsfield Park between the George Lane and Brownhill Road entrances – All welcome!
The additional community tree planting events will be 11am – 1pm approx, Sunday 8th and 15th April 2018.
Please wear boots, gloves and bring a strong spade if you have one.
Glendale have suppled us with a variety of rootballed heavy standard deciduous trees. The trees will grow to a large size and are suitable for growing in London clay and with an exposed aspect. Many of the avenue tree planting species that we have chosen are better suited to endure areas of heavily compacted soil that we have at Mountsfield Park.
You will find us during the community tree planting events along the main path between the George Lane and Brownhill Road entrances. The main path is the red line on the map of Mountsfield Park above. The green symbols represent tree planting locations.
We will be using the following tree planting guidance and using the Mountsfield Park recycled Christmas trees as mulch:
Each proposed avenue tree at mountsfield park will be supported by at least two tree stakes and protected by a steel weldmesh surround for the first 2 or 3 years after planting.
We will be using last year’s recycled Christmas trees as mulch for the newly planted trees. Recycled Christmas tree mulch will: Help the soil retain moisture in summer, suppress weeds; improve soil texture, protect tree roots from extreme temperatures, encourage beneficial soil organisms, with the help of micorriza will feed the trees and will give a decorative finish.
Thanks to everyone who has supported and taken part in the winter 2017/2018 avenue tree planting at Mountsfield Park!
The newly planted trees will:
- Make Mountsfield Park more beautiful;
- provide additional habitat for wildlife;
- make the ground more permeable to reduce the accumulation of surface water during heavy rainfall;
- absorb carbon, pollutants and dust from in the air from vehicles;
- replace some of the damaged mature trees that we have lost in recent years;
- create shade and reduce wind speeds at the top of the park;
- tie with nearby Catford Rushey Green street tree planting.
Friends of Mountsfield Park are able to plant the trees with generous support from the Mayor of London Greener City Fund and Lewisham Rushey Green Ward Assembly funding.
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