Harlesden schoolchildren help plant 100 trees in Roundwood Park to offset pollution caused by Knowles House redevelopment
PUBLISHED: 08:01 04 December 2018 | UPDATED: 07:25 05 December 2018
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Harlesden schoolkids helped a developer plant 100 saplings in their local park to offset the effects of carbon emissions at a nearby development.
Thirteen pupils from Newfield Primary School got digging in Roundwood Park on November 21 with help from representatives from The Carbon Footprint and Wates Residential.
The trees, including native British species such as silver birch, grey willow, whitebeam, hazel and hawthorn, were donated to Brent Council by Wates Residential. The developer is currently working on the Knowles House redevelopment in Harlesden, which will includes a building for temporary accommodation and another to enable independent living for vulnerable adults.
The trees will help offset pollution from vehicles, machinery and site offices.
WR’s project director Glen Roberts said: “Planting more than 100 trees in Brent is just one of the ways we can ensure we are creating great places for people to live far into the future, as well as helping us to maintain our commitment of being a responsible business.”
Brent’s housing boss, Cllr Eleanor Southwood, added: “This is a great initiative and I am looking forward to seeing the development of the woodland over the coming years.”