Tuesday 5 September 2017 8.55pm
Bel Ludovic wrote:
Around 10-12 semi-mature new trees were planted a few weeks ago in and around the Swan Mead
estate......isn't August basically the worst time of year to plant new trees? Does anyone know about this stuff? I thought they were supposed to be planted in late autumn or early spring.... they're already dying. Considering the fate of the recent trees on the roundabout, Bricklayers Arms is a veritable graveyard for saplings.
From Southwark Council
'In order to aid their establishment, trees should be planted as early in the planting season as possible, between November and March.
Once planted, each tree is staked for support and mulched in order to avoid the establishment of weeds. Each tree is also watered during the first growing season, between May and August. Approximately 40 litres is provided on each visit, during which any other problems are also checked'.
It appears the Council doesn't
'know about this stuff'!