Dinton Fields replanting
Earlier this year 19 lombardy poplar trees in various states of decay were removed at Dinton Fields to ensure the safety of site users. In order to enhance the natural and aesthetic value of the local area for the future, we plan to plant 37 trees in the vicinity this winter. We won't be replanting Lombardy poplars due to their unpredictable and brittle nature and relatively short life span in urban environments. Instead we are proposing a mixture of different species, outlined below.
In order to give the new and existing trees on the site adequate space to grow to their full potential, we will be planting 24 trees on Dinton Fields itself. These will be:
- 10 Tilia cordata (small leaved lime)
- 6 Crataegus monogyna (common hawthorn)
- 5 Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan)
- 3 Acer campestre Louisa Red Shine (Louisa Red Shine field maple)
We will also plant trees at the following locations in the local area;
Park Road highways verge (shown above)
- 4 Tilia cordata (small leaved lime)
- 2 Tilia cordata Rancho
Latchmere Recreation ground
There are existing trees on site that are already well established and include native species such as oak, ash, cherry and willow. They were suppressed and in competition with the Lombardy poplars. These trees now have the space to thrive and develop into healthy mature trees for future generations.