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Tree Planting in Cheam Park

The Friends of Cheam Park and Sutton Council are planning on planting more trees in Cheam Park.

Please come and join us.  We need all the help we can get!!

This will be on Saturday 26th November, between 10:00 and 1:00.  We will meet at Cheam Park Cafe

We will be planting a mixture of mature trees and small saplings.

Tree Planting Cheam Rec

Cheam Park has been transformed since we started planting trees on it.  The area has become a haven for wildlife and is just beautiful to visit.  Planting close to the wildlife rich Ancient Woodland site of Nonsuch Woods, means we are extending the habitat for the Woodland wildlife.

We all know that in Winter time, there is a great deal of water run off, which comes off the Park and adds to the flooding.  As the mature, the trees will absorb some of the water and airate the soil reducing the amount of run off.

And finally….The UK has only 13% woodland cover, compared with an EU average of 37%.  It is good to know we are going our bit to improve that figure.

Cheam Rec Mowing

Wickham Avenue saved from flooding by culvert

Wickham Ditch and bridge

After the very heavy rainfall over the past 48 hours, the Wickham Avenue culvert is helping to channel off a huge amount of water and preventing the properties in Wickham Avenue from flooding.

Many thanks to the Nonsuch Voles for digging out the ditch  and culvert under the London Road and Sutton Council for providing the bridge.

 

A rather soggy Cheam Park

Stream Balancing Pond

We had heavy rain last night, which meant the ditch, at the bottom of  Cheam Park really had to work hard.  Normally it is bone dry and my children, when they were younger used to run along it.

Now there is a steady stream of water running along the ditch, into the balancing pond.  The pond itself, which is normally a smelly, mud bath for the dog, is instead full to the brim, with mucky water.