You may well have heard about the tree planting initiative to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Everyone across the UK is being invited to plant trees from October 2021, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.
The initiative invites individuals, community groups, businesses and others across the UK to plant trees – and the Belsize Society hopes to play its part in our local area. Whilst individuals are welcome, even encouraged, to plant new trees in their gardens or on other private land as part of this initiative, the Belsize Society is looking for planting locations that are accessible to the public. The first step is to draw up a shortlist of possible places in the area where there is scope to plant one or even a few trees. We intend to discuss this shortlist with Camden Council and hope to agree one or more suitable locations.
Preparation of the ground and planting would be the next stages, followed by ongoing care of the young saplings. We will be looking for volunteers in due course!
We hope to have more to report in the November Newsletter.