Wednesday 20 June 2018 7.01pm
Thank you for posting this message on the forum as I had plans to do it myself.
I am a Shad Thames
resident and have been responsible, in part, for having five trees planted within the local area in 2004. There were two replacement Limes behind the old Design Museum
and two replacement Chinese Privets on Maguire Street
. The fifth tree was planted in an vacant tree grill located on Portland Wharf adjacent to Tower Bridge.
All five trees were planted by Southwark Council
, the choice of species was based on the previously planted trees apart from the Portland Wharf tree where there was a lack of information on the original tree. The choice of the replacement species for the Portland Wharf tree was made by Southwark who selected the Populus Nigra 'Italica' (Black Poplar/Lombardy Poplar)
as it was the same species as the large specimen located outside of the Tower of London. Southwark are committed to the policy of "right place, right tree" so the suitability of the tree for the Portland Wharf location would have been an overriding factor.
I am pleased that the Shad Thames
Residents' Association have registered their objection to the planning order to fell the tree and have confirmed their support for having a Tree Protection Order (TPO) placed on this much loved neighbourhood tree.
(please refer to Southwark Council’s Planning Application 18/AP//1580 – Comments section for full details)