EALING tree wardens got their green fingers out by doing some planting in and around Greenford.
With the help of Councillor Bassam Mahfouz , eight people returned to Ravenor Park on April 5 to prune the fruit orchard put in December 2011.
The following day 16 budding gardeners chose Ferrymead Gardens as the location for five new trees, putting last year's specialist training from the Tree Council into practice.
A further 26 trees were chosen and planted by the group around the borough with Gristwood and Toms Ltd supplying the equipment on the day.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for environment, said: “There is a fantastic sense of community pride amongst the tree wardens and it was great to see everyone working hard to spruce up Ferrymead Gardens and the fruit orchard in Ravenor Park.
"The tree wardens were involved in every step of the process; from selecting the right types of trees and location, through to digging holes and planting the trees themselves. It is a wonderful initiative and we’re proud to say it was the first of its kind in London."
The scheme has been nominated for an RE:LEAF award, an initiative supported by Boris Johnson aiming to protect the capital's trees and woodlands and to encourage individual Londoners, businesses and organisations to plant more and improve woodland management in the capital. The ceremony will take place at City Hall in May.
There are currently 18 tree wardens and a further 38 will join at an induction event on April 20.
If anyone would like to become a tree warden contact Susan Wyatt on email@example.com