Major project………UPM-Tilhill

UPM Tilhill’s Bury-St-Edmunds office is gearing up for the final phase of soft landscaping at Beam Parklands in Dagenham, East London.
The contract includes planting 42,000 marginal wetland plants along the River Beam and the Wantz Stream flowing through the 52 hectare site which is being transformed into parkland for local people and wildlife. Species include Common reed, Meadowsweet, Marsh marigold, Yellow flag iris, Watermint, Water plantain and Reed canary grass – all locally sourced from a specialist grower Salix River and Wetland Services.
Nearly 13,000 trees and shrubs, all native species, have already beenplanted including Field Maple, Silver Birch, Common Hawthorn and Common Gorse. A fruit orchard is also being established with more than 200 apple, wild cherry and pear trees.
UPM Tilhill Contract Manager David Collender explained: “We are very proud to be involved with this award-winning project which will offer the residents of Barking, Dagenham and Havering a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a beautiful green space and access to water in the densely populated area of East London for decades to come.”

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