The three week-long rejuvenation project in Loxford Park has already begun, with over 60 trees already planted.
The project is a part of a wider initiative to make the borough greener. Local residents have been helping to plant a naturalistic space into the sunken garden, using shrubs and bulbs.
A celebration marking the success of the project was held last week, with volunteers planting the final tree in a ceremony, following a mass community planting event where where over 40 volunteers came out to plant new trees across the park.
The work has been achieved through a new partnership between Redbridge Council and Trees for Cities (TFC). The event included two planting days as a 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.
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.
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, commenting: “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.”