Fund4Trees & London Tree Officers Association
Young Tree Maintenance (YTM)
17th July 2019
Urban tree benefits – notably for air quality across our Capital city – are becoming increasingly recognised. To secure these benefits, tree planting projects are well supported. In establishing trees, however, planting is only part of the story. As important is aftercare so trees can become independent and established in the landscape. All too frequently newly-planted trees are left drought-stressed, constricted by tree-ties and the victim of strimmer and mower damage. Consequently, their survival and long-term health can be at risk and hence their potential benefits may never be realised.
Our YTM ride aims to celebrate and promote aftercare best-practice by visiting a community garden including a public park and cemetery. Via group-led workshop sessions with community groups and local school children riders will carry out watering, tree-pit mulching, de-staking and formative pruning.
This approx. 12-14 mile bike ride will visit:
- Meath Gardens (Tower Hamlets) 2018 winner of the London Tree & Woodlands “Community Tree Award“. This garden was supported by a Greater London Authority Community Green Space Grant.
- Camberwell New Cemetery (Southwark).
- The public park London Fields (Hackney).
All monies raised will go to the Fund4Trees five-year Research Strategy
Fund4Trees Research Strategy
For ride information and sponsorship details please contact