A Grove of Silver Birches Planted by Team Sabesan!

It was great to see an organised bunch of students plant 30 silver birches in Roundwood Park as part of The Challenge (NCS). This will be a future grove of trees in the park and this species grow supporting each other and enriching the soil. A number of locals walking in the park stopped by and issued words of encouragement!


tree planting

Present spades!

silver birch whips

Team Sabesan of the The Challenge survey their handiwork.



Team Sabesan of the NCS launch a Teratrees Campaign!

This week Team Sabesan as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS – The Challenge), is running a Teratrees campaign to plant more trees and green the local community of Brent!

National Citizen Service

This enthusiastic group of students from the local neighbourhood are looking for support (online and offline) to help them achieve this goal.

They will be looking to plant 30 silver birches in Roundwood Park as a green investment in the area and in the process also connect with Nature.

Your support will be much appreciated by them, by the Brent community and by the local fauna and flora who will appreciate this boost to the park! In a few years local air quality will also be helped by these trees. These trees also help bring nutrients to the surface of the soil and stabilise the ground during heavy rain.

To support their campaign online via this website, please follow the easy steps below:

  1. Register and login to Teratrees via the Home page.
  2. Top-up with Tera. Each tree will be selling for 100 Tera (£5). Note VAT will be added to your top-up.
  3. Click on the Sabeseeds campaign in the Campaign tab. Details will appear in the lower window. Then click on the green tick for Buy, to support one of their silver birches!
  4. Once the tree has been planted by the students it will appear in your own profile called My Garden (part of the My Teratrees tab).

Many thanks and best of luck to Team Sabesan!

Birch grove

The students will create a lovely grove of birches.






Team Perham from The Challenge Plant 50 Silver Birch Trees

On Thursday 3 August a group of young adults from the NCS The Challenge met in Roundwood Park in the Borough of Brent to complete their Teratrees campaign. They first prepared the holes digging with spades and then planted the cell-grown trees (whips), ensuring the bottom of the small stem was level with the ground.

Tree planting

Digging holes and planting baby silver birches

After the trees were in the ground they protected them with plastic tubes and stakes, which should offer some protection in case a dog comes charging through!

tree planting

Surveying their work – 50 trees planted!

Silver birch are hardy trees and will have a better chance of surviving the summer planted together. They also support each other drawing up nutrients deep in the soil. Ideally trees are planted from Autumn until Spring, but The Challenge runs in the school holidays.

Tubular protection

Great job Team Perham!

Many thanks to Brent Council for helping this project move ahead and to Veolia, who manage the park services and who will keep an eye on the trees as well as some occasional watering.