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Over the past few weeks you may have spotted a teams at work in the wooded copse. We’ve been working to remove Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) trees. The Norway Maple is a non-native tree species and as a result isn’t particularly valuable for our local wildlife. In contrast, native tree species can support a host of species from fungi to invertebrates and birds! Removing these trees will also reduce overcrowding in the copse and help the native species thrive as they will have less competition for light and nutrients.

Many thanks to the corporate volunteer teams from RBS who have been carefully felling and processing these trees and to team TCV who have been lending their supervisory expertise!


About Mudchute

Mudchute Park & Farm. One of the largest city farms in London with 32 acres of countryside in the middle of the Isle of Dogs.

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