The Wanstead Society’s new tree

DSCF8608©Geoff Wilkinson

A statement from the Wanstead Society following the recent planting of a new tree outside Gail’s Bakery on the High Street.

“On Friday 22 April local photographer Geoff Wilkinson kindly took these lovely pictures of the Wanstead Society’s new tree (a Cratageus‘ Paul’s Scarlet), with the ceremonial shovel that was first used over 20 years ago by us to plant some of our first trees on Christchurch Green. Andrew Richards, Senior Arboricultural Officer for the London Borough of Redbridge, delivered the shovel and made sure our tree was planted safely and securely. A very big thank you to you both!” said Katriye Ibrahim.

“The 22 April  also happened to be International Earth Day, marking 52 years since the birth of the modern environmental movement. As such, we will be registering our new sapling as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.”

How can you help keep the tree healthy and happy?
Adopt the tree for watering by scanning the QR code on the label that is attached to the tree.” This is crucial from now until September to give it the best possible chance of survival. Gail’s Bakery have kindly agreed to do their part in watering, but our little tree needs all the help it can get, the more people helping, the better! There is a watering pipe around the base so water can be fed through there, straight to the roots. With your help, we look forward to watching our tree grow, helping keep Wanstead green!”

Author: Editor