Monday, 23 May 2011
Tree waterers wanted!
Last year, we were lucky to have artist Pedro Reyes come to Mabley Green to plant a healthy, young walnut tree with us. But to make sure it grows into a healthy old tree, it'll need some extra watering until it's roots get properly established. This is especially important with the super-dry weather we're having.
So if you're a dog walker, a jogger or a regular Mabley Green user, next time you're heading to the park, why not take a bottle of water with you for our lovely new tree?
Our young walnut is next to the flyover on the Mabley Green side, near one of the benches by the path. Here's a slightly wider picture...
Looking at the bigger picture, the walnut is a bit of a test for Mabley Green. Because due to funding cuts, Hackney Council have disbanded the team that cared for young trees. And without them, the Council won't want any more planted on the Green...unless we can prove that together as a community, we can care for them ourselves. So if we work together and water this tree through the summer, Hackney Council will have no choice but to let us plant more!