THOUSANDS of young trees have been planted in Redbridge as part of a scheme to bring the countryside closer to urban families.
The 12,000 whips – small trees – along with 25 new specimen standard trees will create woodland and an arboretum at Goodmayes Park.
Organised by charity, Trees for Cities, the planting received funding from various quarters including a £10,000 grant from Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK through the Landfill Communities Fund.
David McCabe, southern planning and estates manager for Lafarge told The Landscaper “Lafarge strives to be a good neighbour and to support the communities around its operations.
“This project struck a real chord with us as it is all about enhancing the environment, increasing people’s access to nature and increasing biodiversity.
“These are all themes which we believe in and which we try to uphold at our own quarry sites, such as Fairlop at Aldborough Hatch, when we come to restore them.”
Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 76,000 employees in 78 countries, Lafarge posted sales of Euros 16.2 billions in 2010.

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