Merton Tree Planters Turn Green with Glee

Merton Council and Tree Wardens are inviting parents, friends and people of all ages to help the children finish planting the final trees for the Golden Jubilee Woodlands project over two weekends. On weekdays there are a number of school site plantings.

Over 3000 children and numerous adult volunteers and visitors took part in the gradual process of planting 7,000 plants late last year at Morden Park.

Merton Arboriculture Manager and Coordinator, Dave Lofthouse, said: “Despite the great success of the project, bitter and cold weather at the final Community Day at Morden Park last year prevented the last 800 trees going into the ground.”

“A number of school children are assisting the Council and Tree Wardens to prepare for the week of planting which we are very thankful for, and we are inviting everyone to come along and take part.”

“It is a great opportunity to do something for your community and the environment and we are looking forward to nicer weather for the planting,” Dave said.

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For further information contact Dave Lofthouse on 0208 545 3659
Press Contact: Georgina Hart 0208 545 3483

Notes to Editor:

The dates and locations are as follows:

Thursday 23th January – Garden Primary School , Abbots Road, Mitcham.
Tree-belt planting 9.00 am onwards.

Friday 24th January – Merton Abbey Primary School, High Path, Merton.
Morning only.

Saturday 25th January – Stanford Primary School, Chilmark Rd, SW16.
Preparation day for planting. 10.00am – 1-2 pm.

Sunday 26th January – Jubilee Wood – Morden Park main woodland area.
Planting and mulching 10.00 am as long as you like.

Monday 27th January – Hatfield Primary School , Lower Morden Lane.
Tree planting 9.00am to 2.30 pm

Tuesday 28th January – William Morris Primary School, Recreation Way Mitcham.
Tree planting 9.00am to 2.30 pm

Wednesday 29th January – Stanford Primary School, Chilmark Rd, SW16.
Tree planting 9.00am to 2.30 pm

Thursday 30th January – Haslemere Primary School, Haslemere Avenue, Mitcham
Tree planting. 9.00am to 2.30pm

Saturday 1st February – Jubilee Wood – Morden Park main woodland area.
Planting and mulching 10.00 am as long as you like.

Sunday 2nd February – Jubilee Wood – Morden Park main woodland area.
Planting and mulching 10.00 am as long as you like.

Monday 3rd February – Abbotsbury Primary School, Abbotsbury Road, Morden.
Tree planting 9.00am to 2.30pm