Chiswick Primary Schoolchildren Take Part In Tree Planting Project

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

They had all of Falcons school from reception (4 and 5 year olds) upwards, 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.

children planting trees

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.

Karen Liebreich commented; "Since we planted Lots of blackthorns, I look forward to attending a Friends event focused around sloe gin (with maybe a bit of gardening involved) at some time in the future!”

local volunteers at the tree planting

Rita Chesney- resident of Wolesley gardens who had the idea.
Sarah Cruz, Abundance London
Lee from greenspace360
Natasha from Waitrose
Jennie Figaro, resident & volunteer

trees planted

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December 3, 2018

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