Victoria Park Tree Work

The plan shows the proposed tree planting and tree works strategy for Victoria Park.

The previous page gives an overview of the Tree Planting for the whole of the Park and Watercress Fields

A. Jemmett Road

  • Create a high quality boundary treatment along Jemmett Road to strengthen the sense of arrival at Victoria Park
  • Retain good quality existing trees (inc Tila sp, Liriodendron sp and Platanus sp.
  • Selective removal of poor quality trees to regulate spacing and open up key long and medium views.
  • Proposed semi mature tree planting
  • Part of a long term management strategy to establish and maintain avenue tree planting.

B. Walnut Grove

  • Manage and selectively remove poor quality specimens to create open / flexible events space around fountain area

C. Hubert Fountain

  • Create a high quality landscape setting around the Grade II* listed Hubert fountain with semi mature fastigate tree planting.
  • Enhance and improve access into and through the space with new access paths with new avenue planting which builds on existing choice species.
  • Selectively remove trees to open views of the Hubert Fountain.
  • Introduce parkland trees to create long term landscape features and provide valuable shade / shelter within areas of grass

D. Mixed Avenues

  • Part of long term management strategy to reestablish the historic avenues tree planting
  • Selectively remove of poor quality specimens
  • Proposed semi mature tree planting

E. Community Hub

  • Creation of a modern community hub with flexible spill out and events space
  • Selective tree removal to enhance and improve views of the new community hub
  • Creation of a new rain garden to collect, store and attenuate surface water run off
  • Proposed semi mature tree planting

 

F. Children’s playground

  • Creation of a new children’s playground with seasonal tree planting for shade and shelter
  • Retain existing mature tree planting
  • Selective tree removal as part of the creation of the new play area
  • Proposed semi mature tree planting

G. Car Park

  • Extend and improve the existing car park
  • Selective tree removal to improve connections and access to the new community hub

H. Sensory Garden

  • Creation of a new Sensory Garden with clear views into and across the space
  • Proposed native hazel coppice planting
  • New access paths

I. Lime Avenues

  • Part of long term management to re-establish the historic lime avenue tree planting
  • Selective removal of poor quality specimens
  • Proposed semi mature tree planting

J. Field Boundary

  • Part of long term management to begin to re-establish the original native oak field boundaries
  • Selective removal of invasive shrubs & poor quality specimens
  • Proposed semi mature tree planting

K. River Margins

  • Proposed native tree planting as part of wider horticultural improvement works along the River Stour corridor
  • Create spaces along the river for education and relaxation
  • Hit and miss planting to mitigate impact on habitat

L. Adventure Play Area

  •  Coppice woodland as part of long term management plan
  • Selective removal of invasive shrubs & poor quality specimens
  • Proposed native semi mature tree planting around new play and wetland area