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Christmas tree recycling in Lewisham

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on December 31, 2013 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

From now unitl 27 January 2014, you can take your teal Christmas trees to any one of 12 designated recycling points.


​SE3Talbot Place – Blackheath 

SE4: Hilly Fields Park – use Hilly Fields Crescent Entrance ​

SE6​: ​Forster Memorial Park – use entrance at the top of Whitefoot Lane 

​SE8: Deptford Park – use entrance in Scawen Road

SE12: Northbrook Park – use entrance in Baring Road ​

​SE12: Chinbrook Meadows – use entrance in Amblecote Road

SE13Manor House Gardens – use entrance in Old Road ​

SE13: Mountsfield Park – use entrance at the top of George Lane ​

​SE14: Telegraph Hill Park – use entrance on Pepys & Kitto Road 

​SE23: ​Mayow Park – use entrance in Mayow Road

​SE26: Sydenham Wells Park – use entrance in Wells Park Road 

​BR1:   Beckenham Place Park – use entrance in Old Bromley Road


Any Questions: - Lewisham Recycling

Tel: 020 8314 7171  Email: [email protected]

Free Trees for Communities- Deadline 9 January 2014

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on December 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Only 3 weeks left to apply for free trees!

Apply now for a free pack of trees for your community, youth group or school

The Woodland Trust is once again offering communities, youth groups and schools the chance to apply for packs of free trees for delivery in March 2014.

Tree packs come in three sizes – 30 saplings, 105 saplings and 420 saplings in various themes (wildlife, harvest, year-round colour, + more ).

 

You can find out more about them and apply online at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/freetrees

I’d advise groups to apply sooner rather than later as the offer is usually oversubscribed and may have to close early.

The community tree packs leaflet



Lee: Manor House Gardens tree and hedge planting- SAT 30 Nov

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on November 11, 2013 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

On 30th November The Friends of Manor House Gardens will be planting an urban orchard of trees and edible hedge in the wild meadow areas. 

These have been kindly donated by The Woodland Trust's Trees for Communities programme.

So put on your boots, wrap up warm and head out to help them plant their orchard!

Time: 10-3pm  ( you don't need to stay the whole time).

Location: Manor House Gardens, Manor Lane, Lee SE12. MAP

Contact: [email protected]

Forest Hill: Albion Millennium Green wood and orchard

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on November 7, 2013 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The Friends of Albion Millennium Green have a workday this coming Saturday 9 November.

Time: 10.30-12.30 

Tasks: 

  • Clearing the brambles and buddleia, including roots, from the birch woodland area.
  • Investigating the soil depth at various spots for the planting of bluebells in the spring.
  •  tackle the thicket of nettles and brambles inside the railway path fence to prepare for sowing a shady hedgerow seed mix
  • planting the rest of the Chelsea Flower show plants.

Bring tools and waterproof-ish footwear.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Ann Field, Secretary

Friends of Albion Millennium Green

Entrance off Albion Villas Road MAP

Who cares about trees? Brockley Society open meeting

Posted by Chrissie on July 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Brockley Society Open Meeting Wednesday 24 July, 8pm


Brockley Social Club,
 240 Brockley Road, SE4 2SU
 (cnr Foxberry Road, opp. Esso garage)


Who cares about trees?
 Brockley Society's Tree Wardens will describe our campaign to protect and plant street trees and to encourage appreciation, appropriate planting and management in all gardens.

 

We will also hear from Friends of Hilly Fields about their tree-planting strategy to ensure Hilly Fields retains its leafy appearance for the next 100 years.

 

If you are interested in trees, or want to be involved in caring for them (planting, watering, protecting . . .) if you just want to meet people from the area or find out about Brockley Society, you will be very welcome at the meeting.

The Woodland Trust is offering packs of trees for community groups.

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on April 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Woodland Trust is offering community groups, youth groups and schools the chance to apply for packs of free trees.

 

Whether groups are interested in helping wildlife, creating a community garden or allotment, or just want to enhance their local area – any community groups are very welcome to apply for free trees.

 

The Trust has 4,000 to give away and the tree packs come in three sizes – 30 saplings, 105 saplings and 420 saplings in various themes (wildlife, wild harvest, year-round colour, future firewood and wetland).

 

Find out more at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/communitytrees

Applications are open until September, but groups are advised to apply sooner rather than later as the offer looks likely to be oversubscribed.


Deptford: A New Orchard for Deptford

Posted by Nick on February 8, 2013 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The John Evelyn Community Garden in Deptford are planting fruit trees this spring courtesy of The Big Tree Plant.

Its a wonderland of a garden smack in the middle of the Pepys Estate.

They engage the local community in growing fresh food using organic and permaculture methods.

So get your wellies out and help plant a new local orchard!


Contact Malcolm at the garden to get involved. 

Email: [email protected]

Phone:: 020 8694 3503

Web: John Evelyn Community Garden

Free Trees from the Woodland Trust

Posted by Chrissie on October 15, 2012 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Community groups, youth groups and schools are being offered the chance to apply for packs of free trees for delivery in March 2013. Whether groups are interested in helping wildlife, creating a faith or inter-faith green space, a community garden or allotment, or just want to enhance their local area – any community groups are very welcome to apply.


The Trust has 1,250 to give away. The packs come in three sizes – 30 saplings, 105 saplings and 420 saplings in various themes (wildlife, wild harvest, year-round colour, future firewood and wetland).

 

For more information follow this link. The deadline for applications is Christmas and the packs are due to be delivered in the week commencing March 5.