Please come along and help us plant more than 24 avenue trees next to the main path at Mountsfield Park between the George Lane and Brownhill Road entrances – All welcome!
We will be planting the trees this winter – the community tree planting events will be from 11am – 1pm approx, on Sunday mornings – 28th January, 4th, 11th and 18th February 2018.
Please wear boots, gloves and bring a strong spade if you have one.
Glendale will be supplying 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 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.
@LewishamCouncil @GlendaleLew @GlendaleUK when will our dead and dying trees be replaced at Mountsfield Park? These photos show just some of the many trees at Mountsfield Park that are dead or dying mainly because of strimmer and mower damage by Glendale and Lewisham Council staff. You recently replaced two strimmer damaged trees in the recently refurbished play area. We really need many more trees planted to replace those that have been lost during the 17 years of the 20 year Glendale Lewisham Council parks contract. eg the avenue trees and other important trees in the park. These photos below show just 15 of the many dead or dying trees at Mountsfield Park that haven’t been replaced by tree planting at similar locations. The dead trees should be replaced by larger sized protected staked trees rather than saplings or whips.
Recently planted tree at Mountsfield Park play area – dead because of strimmer damage causing ring-barking or girdling
Felled Indian bean tree at Mountsfield Park at the nature reserve
The FixMyStreet reports are sent to Lewisham Council and then Glendale deal with the litter, fly-tipping, broken playground equipment, dog mess etc. Please continue to use the FixMyStreet phone app to keep Mountsfield Park in good condition.
The FixMyStreet phone app works in Lewisham and across the UK.
Thanks to GoodGym.org and FoMP volunteers for our new pumpkin bed at Mountsfield Park community garden SE6.
@GoodGym and Friends of Mountsfield Park community garden volunteers shoveled and barrowed a huge pile of compost to make our new pumpkin patch next to the poly tunnel. And many thanks to the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association for the funds to buy the 20 cu/m of of PAS 100 recycled green waste compost from Glendale Lewisham
To the Mayor, Sir Steve Bullock, the Cabinet and Councillors of the London Borough of Lewisham 9th February 2015
Dear Sir Steve and Councillors,
This letter is an urgent petition to you from the Lewisham Parks Forum, which was set up in January 2014 to represent all the Friends and User Groups so far established in Lewisham’s 46 parks and other green spaces. Our existence was well-known from the start to Lewisham’s Parks Regeneration and Green Scene officers – and to the Council parks contractor, Glendale – yet it was not until we were invited to a meeting on 25 October 2014 that we were consulted by the Council on the drastic cuts in parks expenditure, which have put our members into a state of crisis.