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Redbridge joins with Trees for Cities on landmark project to give Loxford Park a new lease of life

PUBLISHED: 15:30 08 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:44 08 December 2017

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Our leafy London borough is about to get a whole lot greener thanks to an exciting project.

More than 60 trees have already been planted in Loxford Park thanks to national charity Trees for Cities.

A three week-long rejuvenation project at the park in Ilford is part of wider initiative to make the borough greener.

Residents rolled up their sleeves to reinvigorate the sunken garden in Loxford Park, turning it back into a beautiful and naturalistic space through shrub and bulb planting.

To celebrate and mark the success of the project, volunteers planted the final ceremonial tree last week.

The ceremony followed a recent mass community planting event, where over 40 volunteers came out in force to plant new trees across the park.

In total, 61 new trees have been planted including unique species such as Maidenhair, Judas and Indian Bean as well as English Walnut and Turkish Hazel.

The two planting days have been part of a series of engagement events and workshops connecting people to their local park, increasing skills and knowledge within the local community.

This included a number of tree planting workshops with pupils from Loxford School.

The work has been achieved through a new partnership between Redbridge Council and Trees for Cities (TFC).

Over the next three years, TFC will be working with residents to plant more trees and improve green spaces across Redbridge.

The partnership has bee funded by the Community Infrastructure Levy - money raised from developers who do work in the borough.

David Elliott, CEO at Trees for Cities said he was delighted by the new partnership.

He said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with Redbridge Council with the long-term view of transforming more spaces like we have done here.

“The new trees and revitalised gardens in Loxford Park aims to create a safe, high-quality natural space for residents to enjoy.

“We are very much looking forward to working with the council over the coming years to continue creating even more beautiful green spaces for residents to enjoy for generations to come.”

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