Sportsground Environmental Projects.
Propose to plant one flowering cherry tree on island, hedge along railings and establish shrub bed by tennis court
The many oaks and other trees around the ground are managed utilising a local tree surgeon who is called upon to deadwood on a regular basis.
Hedgerow measuring 157m between LSE and Kings in filled with Hawthorn and Blackthorn whips autumn 2009 and 2010
New trees to be planted to create screen and wildlife habitat (specimens to be confirmed)
Wood stacks are created all along the bank of the Hogsmill river. The strip measures 10m x 390m
Wood stacks create a breeding ground for insects and hence food source for small mammals and birds.
The sportsground contains many ageing Oaks some of which are coming to the end of their natural life
New trees are to planted around the grounds to add to and replace existing
The lower side of the Sportsground has an area of 392m x 47m which is maintained in a way to promote a more natural environment. No Chemicals are used in this area and grass is left uncut throughout the growing season to allow wild flowers to grow.
In spring 2012 this area 65m x 22m will be sown with wildflower seed edged with wild grasses. The flowers are especially suited for bees.
Seed bed has been established without the use of chemicals by rotavating at regular intervals over the past year. Formally the land was overgrown with brambles. The Oaks pictured were saved during the process.
Tree line between LSE and Kings measures 238m and is left to grow naturally apart from minor pruning to cut back from overhanging football pitches.
At the top of the ground is a wild area measuring 57m x 31m.
The area contains the tip for the ground which is managed in a way that clippings etc are rotavated back into the ground.
New hedging (beech) is to be planted around the property 42m
Suitable hedging and trees are to be sourced to fill this fence line 50m.
Suitable hedging and trees are to be sourced to fill this fence line 70m.
Hawthorn and blackthorn hedge 100m planted Autumn 2010