Trees for Cities Edible Woodland in Ealing
Trees For Cities Create an Edible Woodland in Ealing
Trees for Cities joined by Ealing Council braved the freezing conditions to help create an edible community woodland in Ealing earlier this month. 283 volunteers remained full of smiles despite the cold as they mucked in to plant thousands of new trees. The smiles only got bigger when the volunteers stumbled across the Trees for Cities eco photo booth..
The tree planting in Ealing’s Marnham Fields was Trees for Cities largest project so far and despite the snowy conditions and frozen soil they managed to plant 7,000. It’s low biodiversity limited its environment value, too. The remaining trees will be planted at a second community planting event with the help of 8 local schools and at least 5 corporate groups throughout the month.
Marnham Fields was dominated by scrub, which lacked appeal as a space for leisure. The goal was to come up with a plan to revitalise the area and boost its value to the local community as a thriving woodland. Attracting foragers with delicious food and wildlife spotting as biodiversity grows. Trees for Cities along with the army of volunteers planted native and non-native species, chosen in consultation with local residents. They include trees – edible and non – and large shrubs bearing fruits, nuts and berries. All the plants have been planted in a way that encourages a rich array of habitats, welcoming to a wide range of wildlife.
Although it will take the woodland several years to rich maturity, It could be as earlier as this time next year when foraging begins…
The Eco Photo Booth gallery from the event at Marnham Woodland coming soon.