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Urban Wood for Grosvenor Residents

Funded on Spacehive 6 June 2020 Delivered 1 June 2019

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Urban Wood for Grosvenor Residents

Urban Wood for Grosvenor Residents

Grosvenor Mayfair Residents Association By Grosvenor Mayfair Residents Association

Installing a variety of trees in large planters to enhance the urban landscape, providing habitat for birds and insects and helping with pollution, improving both physical and mental wellbeing.

City of Westminster Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 06 Jun 2020!

We will install a substantial number of trees throughout the Grosvenor Estate, bringing residents together to plant and feel connected to nature. The trees will be in their own planter, large enough for under planting by local residents, taking an active part in ongoing gardening groups. Trees strengthen the distinctive character of an area and encourage local pride. Urban woodland can be used to bring groups together for activities like gardening and bird watching, for children to play in and discover their sense of adventure. Planting trees for birds as part of a bird-friendly landscape will help attract a wide variety of species to our Urban Forest. Trees are an essential part of bird landscaping and trees can meet all of the birds' needs for food, water, shelter, and nesting sites. Trees and shrubs provide food and shelter for local wildlife and give the Urban Woodland seasonal interest throughout the year. From cascades of blossom in spring to a blaze of autumn leaf colour.

What we'll deliver:

  • Trees in containers
  • Community planting events
  • On going gardening opertunities

Why it's a great idea:

The installation of an urban wood will enhance the urban landscape, provide habitat for both birds and insects and help with pollution. As well as giving more planting opportunities for local residents both young and old to participate in gardening activities. Trees give us oxygen, store carbon, give life to the wildlife and canopies act as a filter, trapping dust and absorbing pollutants from the air. They also provide shade from solar radiation and reduce noise. Research shows that within minutes of being surrounded by trees and green space, your blood pressure drops, your heart rate slows and your stress levels come down. Trees absorb carbon dioxide helping slow global warming, reduce wind speeds, cool the air as they lose moisture and reflect heat from their leaves. It’s estimated that trees reduce the temperature in a city by up to 7°C. Trees host complex microhabitats, offer habitation and food to amazing communities of birds, insects, lichen and fungi.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying trees, containers and compost
  • Organising comunity gardening day to install trees in containers

Location City of Westminster

About the space

Brownheart Gardens


City of Westminster

How will the money be spent?Total £3,546

16 Poly stone planter 70cm x 70cm x 70cm - £2,592 (73%)
48 bags Compost - £202 (6%)
4 Rowen Sorbus Aucuparia 200CM - £144 (4%)
4 Olive Olea europea 80-100CM - £72 (2%)
2 2 Bay Laurus nobilis - £72 (2%)
2 Pine Pinus pumila 7.5LTR 20-30CM - £60 (2%)
Delivery - £60 (2%)
2 Holly 7.5LTR 20-30CM - £48 (1%)
2 Yew Taxus Baccata Fastigiata100CM - £48 (1%)
16 bags Gravel - £44 (1%)
Other - £204 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

16 Poly stone planter 70cm x 70cm x 70cm
48 bags Compost
4 Rowen Sorbus Aucuparia 200CM
4 Olive Olea europea 80-100CM
2 2 Bay Laurus nobilis
2 Pine Pinus pumila 7.5LTR 20-30CM
2 Holly 7.5LTR 20-30CM
2 Yew Taxus Baccata Fastigiata100CM
16 bags Gravel
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £3,546

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