The CTRA has taken delivery of 135 trees donated to us by the Woodland Trust. The sapling varieties have been specifically chosen to encourage wildlife and will of course grow to improve our air quality, absorb sound and improve the look of our estates.
Species include: hawthorn, rowan, blackthorn, silver birch, hazel, common oak, dog rose, hazel, crab apple and dogwood.
We now face a race against time to get them into the ground. The plan is to plant the majority of trees outside George Loveless House on the Dorset Estate and on the corner of Hackney Road and Columbia Road. Others will be placed around the estates.
We need strong volunteers to help us plant these trees that will improve our estates. Email gardening@columbiatra-org-uk to get involved. Planting will start this weekend on Saturday 17 November 2019.