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500 trees to be planted in Mayesbrook Park to reduce effects of renovation work

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 August 2018

Mayesbrook Park will see 500 extra trees this winter as part of 40,000 being planted in London through Sadiq Khan's Greener City Fund. Picture: LBBD

Mayesbrook Park will see 500 extra trees this winter as part of 40,000 being planted in London through Sadiq Khan's Greener City Fund. Picture: LBBD

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Dagenham is doing its bit for the environment with a tree-planting scheme in Mayesbrook Park.

More than 500 trees are being planted in the 460 hectare park, in a bid to encourage wildlife and replace trees lost during renovation work.

Specialist contractors will plant 26 large trees, while helpers from the community and The Conservation Volunteers will plant 520 smaller trees, known as whips.

The scheme will help compensate for the 30 trees which are being lost due to renovation work around the park’s South Lake.

Councillor Syed Ghani, cabinet member for public realm, said: “We have a range of beautiful parks in our borough and that is why it is essential we continue to invest in them.

“The best way to improve our parks is to work with local communities, and that is why we are encouraging people to get involved and lead on the planting of the majority of these new trees.”

The work will begin in winter – to help, contact the council’s park rangers at rangers@lbbd.gov.uk.

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