Grounds and tree maintenance
Based in Loughton, the Grounds Maintenance section works across the entire 133 square miles of the Epping Forest District. We deal with grass cutting, the tree donation scheme, floral bedding displays and playgrounds.
We also maintain 2.5 million square metres of hedgerow and grow 40,000 bedding plants in our nursery each year for displays across the District. The section manages 14,000 roses, 34,000 shrubs and 16,000 trees, as well as maintaining the districts sports pitches and footpaths.
Trees - Information, Objectives and Policies
Epping Forest District Council is strongly committed to the protection and enhancement of the District's environment as stated in the Community Plan.
The Council recognises the importance of its role in the protection of the local and global environments, and the priority given to this role by those who live in, work in or visit the District.
The Council will, in all that it does, either through the direct provision of services or otherwise, give particular emphasis to environmental considerations. There are few issues more important than the environment in which we all live. From Government down to the individual citizen, there are concerns about how we must change the way we live and behave in order to protect our environment for us now and future generations
The Tree Donation Scheme
Many people see trees as a way of commemorating a special occasion or a loved one. For the World scouts Jamboree in 2007 there have been 6 different species of tree planted at North Weald Airfield symbolising the many continents from where the scouts came from to join together. A virtual plaque has been created thus enabling scouts all over the world to view the site together with some photographs.
The cost per tree is £75. Once the planting site is agreed and the tree planted then you can view the site here as well as a plaque if you have requested one in memory of a loved one or purely giving details of sponsorship.