‘Ev­ery good tree bringeth forth good fruit’

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country - Jack Watkins

It is hoped that more than 600 beefriendly trees will be planted in church­yards across Lon­don as part of the Con­ser­va­tion Foun­da­tion’s new trees for Sa­cred Spa­ces project. ‘One fifth of the cap­i­tal is al­ready cov­ered by trees,’ says David Shreeve, the foun­da­tion’s direc­tor, ‘but some parts are short of green­ery. Churches can play an im­por­tant role in help­ing to make these ar­eas look and feel bet­ter.’

twelve species of trees, spe­cially cho­sen by the Lon­don tree Of­fi­cers As­so­ci­a­tion, will be avail­able this au­tumn to any church that reg­is­ters to re­ceive one. Among the species are hawthorn, wild and bird cherry and Ital­ian cy­press. the trees are avail­able to churches within the dio­ce­ses of Lon­don, South­wark, Chelms­ford and Rochester. Churches with­out space to plant a tree will be en­cour­aged to do­nate one to a school or com­mu­nity gar­den.

the trees for Sa­cred Spa­ces project should com­ple­ment the Mayor of Lon­don’s plans for more than 40,000 new trees to be planted in Lon­don by the end of the year.

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