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Flora and fauna survey highlights Trent Country Park’s bio-diversity

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17 August 2017

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A habitat survey of Trent Country Park will help Enfield Council to work co-operatively on the maintenance of park land and protection of several species of animals and plants.

 
- Trent Country Park habitat survey will help with nature conservation
- Friends of Trent Country Park to work in partnership with Enfield Council
- Results of the report to help with maintenance and enable best practice
 
A habitat survey of Trent Country Park will help Enfield Council to work co-operatively on the maintenance and management of park land and the protection of several species of animals and plants.
 
The survey, commissioned by the Friends of Trent Country Park, took into account 195 hectares of woodlands, grasslands and wetlands and looked at habitats and species, as well as site conditions and management.
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “We are grateful to the survey’s author and the Friends of the Park. The survey has provided invaluable information on one of the Borough’s most popular parks.


"Enfield Council will consider the recommendations and, wherever possible and appropriate, look at alternative management methods to maintain and enhance the park's biodiversity. Trent Country Park is an important hub for wildlife and we will do our utmost to preserve it, as part of our priority for growth and sustainability.”
 
The report concludes that the ancient woodland of Trent Country Park, presumed to be in existence since 1600 or earlier, and the diversity of habitats is of “national importance”. It recorded 281 different types of groups of plants and discovered some rarities including the uncommon native black poplar. Hundreds of records of species from Trent Country Park have now been put into a database known as the Greenspace Information for Greater London, the capital’s environmental records centre. More on this can be found here: http://www.gigl.org.uk/.
 
The report, Habitat Survey of Trent Country Park by consultant ecologist Denis J Vickers, will be made available to the public via the Friends of Trent Country Park website: http://www.friendsoftrentcountrypark.org.uk/