We aim to increase our number of trees by funding the planting of at least 400 trees per year. Most are replacements for trees removed following our cyclical inspections. We also seek out new planting locations across the borough. Planting runs from October to March and covers all council owned land. To propose a new planting location, contact us before September. Selection of tree species for planting is based on our aim to increase the diversity of our trees and plant the largest appropriate tree for the location.
Tree pit replanting
The list of tree pits to be replanted is compiled annually and runs from October to September the following year. When a tree is removed, a vacant pit is noted on our database. Current vacant pits can be found on the Trees in Camden map.
Young tree maintenance
After planting, trees have three seasons of young tree maintenance. This includes weeding and adjustment or removal of stakes and tree ties. Young trees are watered for the first two seasons after planting. For their first year, trees are watered weekly from May to September, weather dependent. For their second year, they’re watered every two weeks. Notices encouraging residents to water are attached to the stakes of newly planted trees. This helps trees survive and establish their new location.
High Speed 2 replacement tree planting
High Speed 2 (HS2) expects to remove 504 trees for construction of the new railway. HS2 will fund the replacement of all trees lost. We will plant 35 trees in winter 2018/19. All council-owned land is being considered for planting, including housing, parks and street tree sites. HS2 is responsible for planting around 350 trees on the land it owns. We’ll work with HS2 to ensure its replacement trees are the right size and type for their locations. HS2 set up a panel to review and challenge the removal of trees by HS2 contractors. The panel has representatives from the Council and community.
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