Heathrow volunteers – take part in tree planting in Hanworth Airpark

As part of its sustainability and environment programme, Heathrow Airport Ltd has paid for 64 trees to be planted across four parks and open spaces in the west of Hounslow borough.

Published: Thursday, 6th February 2020

Hanworth park on a foggy day

From this week, tree planting is taking place at Hanworth Airpark, Heston Green, Bedfont Green and Grantley Road.

Heathrow corporate volunteers were amongst those responsible for the Hanworth Airpark location where 30 Individual standard hornbeam, hawthorne, sorbus, lime and maple trees were planted.

At Grantley Road, 10 standard cherry trees were due to be planted; Bedfont Green had ear-marked 16 individual standard maple and pine trees; and Heston Green had picked out eight individual standard seagull cherries and gleditsia trees.

Cllr Samia Chaudhary, Cabinet Member for Parks and Leisure said: “Hounslow Council is committed to making the borough a cleaner and greener place for residents, businesses and communities, so it is fantastic to see one of the biggest organisations in the community taking the trouble to plant so many wonderful trees this week.  A big thanks is owed to Heathrow and its volunteers for making such a generous gesture.

“Our Cabinet recently approved the Greener Borough Framework which sets out a proposal to move towards planting one carbon capturing tree or large hedge specimen for every child born in the borough over the next 10 years and we are committed to working with our partners to fulfil this ambition.”

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