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Creating a wildlife wonderland

Funded on Spacehive 13 August 2021 Delivered 15 December 2021

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Creating a wildlife wonderland

Friends of Finchley Way Open Space By Friends of Finchley Way Open Space

Planting 4 mature trees that will give structure and visually enhance the site and increase the biodiversity. Purchasing a removable hand pump for the well so that planting can be watered regularly.

Barnet Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 13 Aug 2021!

Planting four mature trees to enhance a neglected site in West Finchley to provide a framework for the overall design of this part of the site. The trees will be cherry, field maple, red hazel and hornbeam chosen to complement the existing trees. The trees will also provide visual interest for users and be anchor points for subsequent shrub and wildflower planting as well as some informal seating. Our ultimate aim is to increase the diversity of the flora so that the site supports a wider range of insects, animals, reptiles and amphibians. We have already installed bird and bat boxes on some of the existing trees but there are few trees that provide bird food. In order for the trees and other subsequent planting to thrive we are also seeking funding for a removable hand pump to access water in an existing well. This part of the site is labelled as an orchard on old maps.

What we'll deliver:

  • Plant 4 trees
  • Hand pump to access water in an existing well

Why it's a great idea:

The trees will bring bring in bird life in particular. They will also bring visual enhancement and a peaceful place for humans explore and enjoy nature. Without the pump watering is only possible with watering cans brought from houses but all houses are too far to carry large quantities and water and this part of the site is not accessible by vehicles.

Steps to get it done:

  • Trees and supplies purchased
  • Trees planted
  • Pump purchased

Bringing visitors closer to nature. Bringing people together to work on the site.


Location Barnet

About the space

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London Borough of Barnet

How will the money be spent?Total £4,659

Materials for trees - £1,642 (35%)
Trees - £1,572 (34%)
Removable hand pump - £1,112 (24%)
Other - £333 (7%)

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.

Materials for trees
Removable hand pump
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £4,659

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