The aim of the trip was for the members to learn about a diverse range of tree species in preparation for the upcoming tree-planting stage of our STGE project on Abbey Way.

The co-design collective were taken on a tour and were shown some of the many varieties of trees while learning about each of their attributes. This visit will allow them to consider what type of trees they might like to see planted on Abbey Way. Their contribution to select species will lead to new tree planting with an arboretum approach that will showcase a diverse range of species.

You can find out more about the work we’re doing as part of our South Thamesmead Garden Estate project here.