A big thank you to everyone tree planting today in Ealing Transition’s award winning Lammas Park Enclosure. We were delighted to find a home for a new maple tree courtesy of Rupa Huq MP (who in turn had received her tree as part of Extinction Rebellion’s Reforest Earth initiative* – see below).
Lammas Enclosure was formerly disused hard-court tennis courts, but has now been transformed into a Forest Garden area which includes a Community Orchard, Outdoor Classroom, Edible Garden beds and a range of edible trees and shrubs throughout the developing woodland area. It is open to all, birds, insects and mammals, inclusive of people, all of whom benefit from this thriving natural habitat.
The addition of the field maple, planted on 13th October 2019, by Rupa Huq MP, adds to the diverse forest community which has grown up under the light-touch management of Ealing Transition Initiative and Ealing Parks Rangers to the extent that the area won a coveted Silver Gilt Award from London In Bloom this year.
*Extinction Rebellion’s Reforest Earth initiative calls upon the UK to address the climate emergency by planting billions of trees. As part of their Autumn Uprising, Extinction Rebellion created a fledgling forest outside parliament, from which MPs could collect their personal tree.