TREES FUNDED AND PLANTED BY FRIENDS OF DOWNHILLS PARK WITH BTCV/HARINGEY PARKS DEPT 2004 to 2007
Lime Tree Avenue
Twenty-two Lime trees (sixteen at southern end, six at northern end). We are now very close to completing , in only five winters, the replanting of all the missing Lime trees (most of the grass circle and majority of southern section lost to disease in 1970’s/80’s. This left only the northern section and a short section near Philip Lane gate with the original early 1900’s trees).In 2008 some eight more Limes would fill in the border of the grass circle and the gap by Philip Lane gate. Rebecca Turpin of BTCV has already researched O2 funding for more tree planting next winter. FODP tree planting has improved Haringey’s carbon footprint as well as beautifying the Park.
Eight Hornbeams planted (Park View Academy pupils for FODP) at the edge of the circle.
South of Wood
Six to eight walnuts, maples, birch and hornbeams planted around the lawns.
Centre of Park
Eleven Flowering Cherries planted near Italian Gardens. The new trees form an avenue of pink blossom in spring.
North of Wood
Five Oaks planted. These are the first new Oaks to be added to the mainly Oak tree wood which we believe is close to two hundred years old. The new trees will strengthen the visual impact of the wood when seen from the northern aspect.
Park View Academy boundary fence Birch whip screening
Nearly one thousand birch whips planted by three plantings - a community day, Park View Academy and Downhills Primary pupils as a FODP Making a Difference project to green the long metal boundary fence running along the western side of the park
Rowan Kumar has initiated replacing shrubs removed from behind Children’s play area.
BTCV has provided daffodils, crocuses for Wood, Cherry Avenue and Philip Lane entrance.