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Digging deep for new trees

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10 August 2016

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Enfield Council has converted what was a bare grass area in Durants Park into a haven of greenery thanks to the planting of thirty-three Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea) trees.

Enfield Council has converted what was a bare grass area in Durants Park into a haven of greenery thanks to the planting of thirty-three Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea) trees.

The trees will help beautify the area, reduce pollution and provide a haven for wildlife.

They were funded via the 'Gateway Greening of the Borough' budget that the Council receives annually. The project supports Enfield's 2020 sustainability programme by improving local green spaces and encouraging wildlife.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said "Enfield Council is committed to improving our parks and open spaces, even through challenging economic circumstances. We are also dedicated to increasing their use by installing equipment such as green gyms, cycle paths and sports courts, together with encouraging more free events, all of which contribute to attracting more people - young and old alike - into our parks.

"Trees are a vital contribution to any green space, not only do they reduce the risk of chances of flooding in the area, but they are a home for insects, bugs and birds, which helps support the natural ecosystem.

"In time, these trees will also provide a handy screen between the blocks of flats and park users, as well as enhancing and defining the existing footpath. They will help give the neighbourhood a new identity and hopefully encourage residents to take a pride in their environment."