Table Top along Hamilton Road on Lea Park Tree Project

Following a post on social media by a resident near Table Top, the green space along Hamilton Road on Lea Park, we contacted the resident and Thame Town Council to start discussions on whether some trees could be planted to replace the ones that have had to be chopped down over the past few years.

Following a post on social media by a resident near Table Top, the green space along Hamilton Road on Lea Park, we contacted the resident and Thame Town Council to start discussions on whether some trees could be planted to replace the ones that have had to be chopped down over the past few years.

The new Town Clerk and the other staff were very positive about the idea so we embarked on a project to retree the area.

The list of tasks to achieve this would then be :

  1. Confirmation from the Council that this was desirable and possible
  2. Ask the residents who live around the area what they would like to see
  3. Check with a tree expert what would be best
  4. Check with the Council that they will be able to maintain the trees into the future
  5. Obtain funding for the purchase of the trees, guards, stakes, mulch
  6. Confirm with the residents who have agreed to water the trees
  7. Decide on a date for planting
  8. Purchase the trees, guards, stakes, mulch
  9. Organise volunteers to plant – possibly including the sponsors themselves
  10. Stand back and admire

As of mid June 2022 we have achieved upto item 5.

If you would like to be part of the planting party or would like to join in with any other tree planting in and around Thame please do contact trees@21stcenturythame.co.uk and join our mailing list to be kept up to date.

 

Here is the overview of the area now.  Within the tear drop shape the darker tree in the thin corner is a Sycamore and is well established.  The lighter green plant nearer the middle is more of a bush.

Here is a diagram of what is proposed.   Keeping most of the flat area in the middle clear for ball games and maintaining visibility across for the residents – 9 – 12 trees of different varieties of native species in the green rectangle shown.

 

The proposal as of 23rd June 2022 along with a summary of the residents respnnses to the leaflet drop earlier this year can be viewed here.