Burgess Park Hedge and Tree Planting

Friends of Burgess Park are working with idVerde, Southwark Ecology Officer Jon Best, and Southwark Council park’s maintenance contractor to plant a new woodland, and several new wildlife hedges.  

Woodland area 1 Mixed native 750m2 = 500 trees
Woodland area 2 Hazel Coppice 650 m2 = 430
Woodland area 3 Birch Scrub 840 m2 = 560 *Area 3 has some scrub already. Woodland area 4 Mixed native 435m2 = 300
Woodland area 5 Hazel Coppice 950 m2 = 630

Spacing 1.5 m
Total area 3,625 M2 = 0.36 ha.
Total trees 2,420
Mixed native woodland Species mix:

  •   Hornbeam
  •   Oak
  •   Wild service tree
  •   Rowan
  •   Malus
  •   Scots pine
  •   Yew

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  •   Cherry
  •   Birch
  •   Wych Elm
  •   Lime – Small leaved Hazel Coppice:
  •   Hazel
  •   Hornbeam standards
  •   Dog wood Birch Scrub mix:
  •   Birch
  •   Blackthorn
  •   Hawthorn
  •   Wayfaring tree
  •   Guelder-rose
  •   Wild privet
  •   Rose, Dog or French
  •   Broom
  •   Gorse *All mixes are subject to availability.
PlantNumberPlantNumber
Mixed WoodlandHazel Coppice
Hornbeam100Hazel800
Lime – Small leaved50Hornbeam60
Oak150Dog wood200
Wild service tree50Total1,060
Rowan100Birch Scrub
Malus50Birch150
Scots pine50Blackthorn60
Yew50Hawthorn50
Cherry50Wayfaring tree50
Birch60Guelder-rose50
Wych Elm50Wild privet50
Total800Rose, Dog or French50
Gorse50
Broom35
Total560
Tree Planting Summary

Burgess hedge planting mixes

Burgess Sparrow meadow St Georges Way 170 m

2 mixes Fruiting

  •   Hazel 20% = 120
  •   Spindle 20% = 120
  •   Common buckthorn 20% = 120
  •   Blackthorn 20% = 120
  •   Elder 20% = 120 Wildlife
  •   Alder buckthorn 25% = 150
  •   Wayfaring tree 25% = 150
  •   Common dogwood 25% = 150
  •   Spindle 25% = 150

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Burgess West

Formal Mix 110 m

Hawthorn 50% = 350 Blackthorn 10% = 70 Holly 20% = 140 Yew 10% = 70

Hazel 10% = 70 Ecology mix 150 m

Hawthorn 40% = 450 Blackthorn 20% = 200 Holly 10% = 100 Hazel 10% = 100 Guelder- rose 5% = 50 Buckthorn 5% = 50 Spindle 5% = 50 Gorse 5% = 50

Wildlife mix 115 m

  •   Alder buckthorn 25% = 200
  •   Wayfaring tree 25% =200
  •   Common dogwood 25% =200
  •   Spindle 25% = 200
PlantNumberOptional extras Species
Hazel300Rowan100
Spindle320Holly100
Common Buckthorn200BeechTBC
Blackthorn400Hornbeam100
Elder120Wild service tree100
Alder buckthorn350Birch100
Wayfaring tree350Wych Elm100
Common dogwood350Gorse50
Hawthorn800Juniper common*SS
Holly240Malus100
Hazel300Rose, Dog or100

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French
Guelder- rose100Cob nut.*SS
Gorse100Damson*SS
Yew100Wild privetTBC
Total3,900Wild pear*SS
Total4,700 plantsTotal extras800

Hedge Planting summary Hedge Planting examples:

Standard Double Row Hedge. We will plant a triple row with extensions. Example of extension planting from hedges
Repeat every 15 – 20 metres.

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