20 Silver Birch trees planted in Teddington

Release Date: 06 February 2020

Squire’s Garden Centres has donated 20 Silver Birch trees to the borough as part of its 'Love Where You Live' campaign.

The trees were planted at Broom Road Recreation Ground, Teddington, in a joint effort by the Council's Parks team and representatives from Squire's Garden Centre in Twickenham.

Cllr Neden-Watts, Vice Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee, who was in attendance said:

"I would like to thank Squire's Garden Centres for its kind and important donation that will make Broom Road Recreation Ground greener and cleaner.

"Silver Birch is a visually striking tree with white bark. The trees are just 1.5m at the moment but can grow to be 30m in height. Silver Birch are native British trees that are great for the environment; the species are highly effective in trapping harmful dusts and particulates. The grove of 20 trees will also enhance the canopy structure in the park and provide habitat for insects and birds."

Squire's Chairman, Sarah Squire, added:

"We are very proud of our 'Love Where You Live' campaign. We want to thank our customers by giving back to the local area, and what better way to do this than by providing stunning Silver Birch trees that people can enjoy for years to come.

"We have been working closely with local councils and community groups who have planted the young trees this February in numerous parks and green spaces, so that they can be enjoyed by everyone."

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Reference: P040/20

Updated: 27 February 2020