Last week, BAM planted more trees to replace some of those removed at the beginning of the project.
Two semi-mature London Plane trees were planted by the deck at Hampstead No. 2 pond, to replace the two mature trees removed to allow the culvert to be built. These are in slightly different locations to the removed trees but will still be part of the existing avenue of trees.
Planting has also taken place at the bottom of the weir at Hampstead No. 1. Ivy has been planted to help camoflage the concrete as well as a few yew trees.
Over on the Highgate Chain, a new hedge has been planted in the place of the former path which was removed to protect the veteran oak tree.
This hedge is made up of a mixture of shrubs including blackthorn and hawthorn. This will become a good habitat for nesting birds.
The Heath team will be carrying out more planting work over the winter months and into spring.