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Trees

Over 3,000 tree whips have been planted since WERA first started planting trees in 2007. Around 2,000 of these are now growing alongside the tram line and beside the car park in Nursery Road playing field. Hundreds more have been planted in Abbey recreation ground, along the Merton Park Green Walks and behind the tennis courts. Lobbying from WERA resulted in several London plane and other species being planted on Morden Road and on the adopted road between Nursery Road and Parkleigh Road.

 

The first 300 tree whips of various native species were planted in November 2007. They have helped transform the road between Parkleigh Road and Nursery Road from a scruffy, potholed track into a pleasant tree lined road.

With a grant £1,000 from Thames Community Foundation WERA planted nine pink horse chestnut trees in Nursery Road Playing Fields in January, 2009. These were planted to fill in the gaps left by dead trees along the row of mature pink horse chestnut trees beside the tramline.

In 2010, 1,600 tree whips were planted alongside the tramline in order to shield the field from the tramline as well as to provide a habitat for wildlife. The hedge that was created provides a 'green  corridor' for birds and small animals moving from one part of the borough to another. Trees provide a more pleasant aspect to Willmore End and present a better view to the thousands of passengers travelling on trams as well as to people driving into the estate via Nursery Road.

The table below shows what trees WERA has been responsible for planting over the past 13 years.

Trees planted by WERA

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Residents planting whips in 2007
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New London plane street trees
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Tramline hedge
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Horse chestnuts
Green Walks hedges
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