Green volunteers’ plant-astic achievement
Published on Monday, 13 December 2021 by Hounslow Greentalk
Tree planting is well underway in Hounslow.  This week has seen at least 1,500 saplings go into the ground as part of an open spaces’ improvement project in Hounslow South.

Hounslow Council’s Parks Team has supported the local branch of Trust for Conservation Volunteers and others in planting 1,500 young trees or whips at Farnell Road. The whips will create a 200m hedge line for birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife visiting the site. 

Hounslow’s Greenspace 360’s Tree Team are also planning saplings in parks and open spaces across the borough.

In 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency and pledged to reduce carbon emissions in the borough and enhance our open green spaces. 

Planting trees is a great way of contributing to both initiatives. Between now and March 2020, 250 standard-sized trees and more than 6,000 whips will be planted across the borough. 

This is in addition to the 500 trees the Council has given to residents to plant in their gardens.

For more information on tree planting in Hounslow, visit the Hounslow  Tree Planting page, and check out all the newly planted trees on the Hounslow Greentalk map.

Photo: Whip it: Volunteers hard at work planting up young trees at Farnell Road this week.