Vision RCL and Redbridge council partnered with Trees for Cities to plant new young trees across the borough this year, including Goodmayes Park and Orchard Playing Fields (formally Goodmayes Recreation Ground).
To mark the beginning of National Tree Week, which ran from 23 November-1 December, Vision’s nature conservation team was joined by partners and volunteers for a big organised community planting day on Saturday 23 November. The Mayor of Redbridge also attended the community day.
It was a very successful turn out as members of the community and people of all ages joined in to plant a tree, eat cake and celebrate! The locations for the new young trees were selected by the Nature Conservation team at Vision, Redbridge council’s tree officers and Trees for Cities.
The young trees will add to the existing tree boundaries in both spaces, helping to clean the air. The species will support habitats and food for urban wildlife and bring splashes of colour to the park throughout the seasons. We will also be planting edible fruit and nut trees such as hazel, walnut and crab apple for future generations to enjoy.