Some of our stunning and ancient oaks, chestnuts and lime trees, can be easily identified in the winter months, not just from their size, but from all the mistletoe which grows in its branches. The mistletoe’s leaves are green all year round so they are more visible in the winter once the trees have lost their leaves. See how many you can spot from the play park!
The benefits of trees extend far beyond the beauty they bring to the landscape. They offer many other environmental and social benefits.
Trees purify the air we breathe and help to reduce some of the pollution, by removing dust and other particles, making the environment a much healthier place for us to live. Trees also support biodiversity by housing a wide range of animals, fungi and plants and providing food for animals from their nuts and berries.
We all know that trees provide beauty and make an attractive place to live, but did you know they are also proven to boost your health and wellbeing? They help people feel serene, peaceful, reducing stress and encouraging outdoor exercise. By providing a home for wildlife, they also allow local residents to interact with nature.
Highwood is passionate about building new homes sustainably and sensitively. North Stoneham Park is a great example of this, where we worked collaboratively with landscape architects, Deacon Design, to create a new community of beautiful homes whilst restoring historical parkland and enhancing the Park’s ecologically sensitive habitats.
National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season; which is November to March each year. If you’d like to get involved or find out more about National Tree Week, click here.