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