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Tuesday 3 June 2014 8.43pm
There's a TfL tree man for read routes and all other street trees will be the responsibility of the borough council - here's some info for Southwark: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/505/trees/552/new_street_trees.

If it's a red route e-mail me richard@guerrillagardening.org and I'll let you know. He's a contact that has done me a few favours over the years in not destroying guerrilla gardens around SE1 but doesn't want to be publicly thanked or occasionally shamed for his somewhat enthusiastic but unreliable approach to tree planting.
Wednesday 4 June 2014 9.16am
Dear all,

I'm more than happy to declare that I am the Arboriculture & Landscape Manager/Tree Man/Ignoramus/Bright Spark responsible for the trees and landscape for TfL in central London, including Bricklayers Roundabout. My name is John Parker, my email address is [email protected] and I am always prepared to explain any of my actions, however enthusiastic or unreliable they might be. I'm not planning to get involved in a public debate in this forum so please don't take offense if I don't answer future posts. However, you now all have my email address and I look forward to hearing from you. I'll be heading down to Bricklayers this morning to investigate the reports of dead trees and will do what I can to resolve the situation.

All the best,

John
Wednesday 4 June 2014 11.18am
Hi John. Brilliant to see your contribution here and a serious thank you for a lot of what you do. The meadows at Bricklayers are amazing and the many new plane trees in St George's Road, despite their tiny tree pits, are thriving.
Wednesday 4 June 2014 11.46am
Wow! Well done John for getting yourself out there. The meadows are fantastic, the dead trees tragic.

I will email you direct, but...... Perhaps when you have a conclusion on this topic you could post that on this forum?

Thank you for your public service.
Thursday 11 June 2015 7.11am
Oh dear - looks like we're not having much luck with those trees. The replacements for the first set of dead trees are themselves in the process of dying. Bricklayers Arms roundabout is defying all attempts at its beautification, the stubborn beast...
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