Hannah has sponsored 3 celebration trees in a park near to where she lives, and also a street tree in the Barnwell area of Cambridge.
“During the pandemic I’ve really appreciated the green space near where I live, and so wanted to give something back that the community could all benefit from.
As a Christian, I believe that trees are part of God’s design – there’s a passage at the end of the bible describing the Tree of Life that has always resonated with me.
Sponsoring trees has made me aware of the trees I have near to where I live, I’d love for other people to have that same experience.”
Cambridge Council tree officer Matthew has a vision for this spot:
I think a Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum) would be perfect for this spot – it’s tough but pretty, so makes an ideal street tree. It has small yellow-green flowers in April/May that pollinators love.
The bronze leaves turn from green during the summer months to red or orange in autumn.
This tree is quite low maintenance – there’s really no need to prune it as it holds a pleasing shape all year round. It will also provide summer shade and some privacy to the people who live in the nearby flats.
Interestingly this variety is sometimes grown as a bonsai tree, but it’ll get the opportunity to grow to its full size in this spot.
Celebration Trees – Kings Hedges Recreation Ground