Go wild by planting in your tree bases

Why not plant flowers, herbs and shrubs at the base of trees in your local area?

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Planted tree base near Ravenscourt Park in Hammersmith

Do you want to take action on the climate and ecological emergency?

Why not get started on your door step by planting flowers, herbs and shrubs at the base of trees in your local area.

Plants provide much-needed food for pollinators and enhance biodiversity in our streets, parks and gardens. What’s more, they make our streets cleaner, greener and more pleasant places to live in.

Tips for planting in your tree base

Did you know you can plant in any tree base or unused space on council-owned land?

You can plant anything you like. Some great species to get started with include:

  • Euonymus fortune ‘Emerald Gaiety’ with all year round ground cover and copes with shade.
  • Sedum spectabile, Liriope Muscari and Rosemary and Lavender which are drought resistant.

It’s best to avoid spiky plants, pesticides and species of plants that might grow large and cause further complications.

Once you’ve chosen your spot, let our team know so our street cleaners don’t weed the space.

You can let us know by contacting our Cleaner Greener team on 020 8753 1100 or by emailing cleaner.greener@lbhf.gov.uk

Share photos of your tree bases and help us grow the greenest borough.

Read more to find out what else we’re doing to tackle the climate and ecological emergency in H&F.

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