Formed in 1637 by Charles I for hunting deer, Richmond Park is now a National Nature Reserve and London’s largest site of Special Scientific Interest. This is because the park is home to many ancient trees, which are of great importance to wildlife; as the trees and their decaying wood supports many endangered species of insect and fungi.
The park is still recognised for its deer. Unfortunately many of the park’s 130,000 trees, including those that provide food for the deer populations, are now under threat from disease and climate change. Both native and climate-resistant tree species are desperately needed to encourage regrowth and biodiversity.
That’s why Healthy Planet is working in association with Friends of Richmond Park to protect this historic area, and we need your help!
As well as our supporting the work of our conservation partners around the world, you can adopt a plot online to support conservation on our doorstep in London. Find out more and adopt a plot in Richmond Park on the Healthy Planet website.
Or you could come and find out more about our award winning Adopt a Plot Project by visiting Healthy Planet at the Ideal Home Show. We are located on Princes Avenue, at Stand 1H93 and will be there until 1 April. To find out what we are up to and how you can get a 10% discount for the show please read our previous blog. It would be great to see you there!