In March, the Friends of Clapham Common – working with Trees for Cities – planted a total of 14 trees: Italian alders, flowering cherries, London planes, oaks, a lime and a weeping willow on Clapham Common.
These filled gaps and replaced dead trees along Windmill Drive, The Avenue, Northside and in front of the Windmill Pub.
Three groups of trees were planted with the help of local school children. Parkgate, Thomas’s and Macaulay Primary Schools sent a total of 160 children in classes of 20 to hear about the importance of biodiversity and tree planting before helping on site.
Adults at the community planting day got fit digging the remaining holes, hammering in stakes, setting the trees and putting up protective cages.
See the photos selected in our March photo box on the homepage of the Friends www.claphamcommon.org.