The Chairman of Squire's Garden Centres has donated 20 Silver Birch trees that have been planted at the Broom Road Recreation Ground in Teddington.

Sarah Squire donated the trees this month in an effort to be part of Richmond's 'Love Where You Live' campaign and to also give back to the community.

Cllr Neden-Watts, Vice Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee, who was in attendance said:“I would like to thank Squire’s Garden Centres for its kind and important donation that will make Broom Road Recreation Ground greener and cleaner.

“Silver Birch is a visually striking tree with white bark.

"The trees are just 1.5m at the moment but can grow to be 30m in height.

"Silver Birch are native British trees that are great for the environment - the species are highly effective in trapping harmful dusts and particulates.

"The grove of 20 trees will also enhance the canopy structure in the park and provide habitat for insects and birds.”

They were planted in a joint effort by the Council Parks team and representatives from Squire's Garden Centre in Twickenham.

Squire's Garden Centres have been working closely with Richmond and community groups who have planted the them in numerous parks and green spaces so that residents can enjoy them for years to come.