Tree planting in Staines Park

Five trees planted in Staines Park

Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, Cllr Ian Harvey, joined Kwasi Kwarteng, MP for Spelthorne, to plant two silver birch, two rowan and a hazel tree in Staines Park at 11am on Friday 16 November.

The trees are from the Woodlands Trust, Queens Commonwealth Canopy project, a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. They were donated to Kwasi thanks to a partnership between the Woodland Trust, ITV and Sainsbury's.

Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of the Council, said:

"The recent leisure centre consultation showed us the importance many residents place on Staines Park as a valued local amenity and we hope that these five new trees will be seen as a welcome addition. Although they are still only just small whips, it will be a pleasure to watch them grow and develop into mature trees to give our residents a more detailed landscape to enjoy."