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July 2024
Cypress Oak is our Tree of the Month

You may have noticed some trees put out new growth in July and August. This is known as Lammas growth as it coincides with Lammas, the midpoint of summer.

Oak trees are particularly noticeable producers of Lammas growth which can often be tinged red or fresh spring green. It is thought to be a mechanism trees use to compensate for leaves lost during the spring and early summer to leaf-eating insects and caterpillars who are at their most voracious at this time.

One of the most unlikely oak trees you might find is the Cypress oak, a fastigiate - the name we use for trees with upward sweeping branches - cultivar of the English or pedunculate oak. Cypress oaks are so called because their shape is similar to that of the classic Italian cypress, but they might be more likely to be confused with a Lombardy poplar.

Look out for neat cypress oaks all over, they are a tree much planted in recent years. Being a cultivar of a native oak species, they are particularly good at supporting all sorts of other creatures, so their biodiversity value is high.

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Feltham in Bloom
‘Feltham in Bloom’ grew from the enthusiasm of a group of youngsters, in the Garden Club at Victoria Junior School, who badgered the Local Council, until they were allowed to take over the planting and maintenance of derelict public open spaces outside the school boundary. The reaction by neighbours and passers-by were so positive, that a whole new Community group was set up to bring more civic pride - through plants. As part of that, we’ve planted over 70 new trees inside the school, and given away well over 250 baby trees to our local Community. Our neighbourhood reaches into Bedfont, Feltham North, Feltham West, Hanworth Park and Hanworth.
Heston Action Group
Heston Action Group is a young, non-party political community group created in 2019 with passionate residents who wanted to simply “clean and green” our local area. The area has had a tradition of street trees and most houses have front gardens. HAG is driven to protect those remaining and encourage new growth. Our neighbourhood is in the North West of the Borough of Hounslow, comprising Heston East, West and Central. To the north east, the area borders common land which itself borders Osterley Park. Within its borders there are two parks and 5 primary schools and one secondary school, most with large areas of open space.
Abundance London
Abundance London is a voluntary organisation, founded in 2010, that harvests surplus fruit, plants orchards, hedgerows and trees, tries to reconnect people with nature and protect it in an urban setting, creates beautiful spaces, mainly through planting but also through art. Our neighbourhood extends from the east of Hounslow (Chiswick area) to Bedford Park in the south east of Ealing.
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