Carden Hill Woodland Planting
Information about how we're planting trees in Carden Park.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to improve Carden Park for people and wildlife by planting 2,300 trees and shrubs this winter and spring, with a further 6,000 by Spring 2022.
The ‘Woodland Edge’ will be planted with trees and shrubs that form a lower, fruiting/flowering canopy that fringes the main planting. A printed version of these plans can be viewed in the Old Boat Community Centre during opening hours. A3 laminated signs are also displayed near the planting site.
We also plan to restore flower-rich chalk grassland by introducing sheep grazing and create a flower-rich ‘B-Bank’ for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
This forms part of our response to the biodiversity and climate emergencies and supports our objectives to become a carbon-neutral city by the year 2030.
Unfortunately Covid-19 lockdown restrictions mean we are unable to engage the local community with tree planting during Phase 1. CityParks Rangers will undertake this work with a newly appointed Tree Planting Surveyor. We look forward to involving people with planting a larger area over the winter of 2021/22.
The council welcomes your feedback regarding these proposals. To comment, please send an email to email@example.com with ‘Carden Hill Tree Planting’ in the title.