Alberta Ally wrote:Hello - has anyone had experience of the Lend Lease tree-planting scheme (to replace trees thery felled on the Heygate Estate)? LL are proposing to plant a "cypress oak" on a small strip of Council-owned land adjacent to my house and front garden. I maintain that land on behalf of the Council's Gardening Team. The proposed tree grows to 30 metres! The letter informs me that if I "have concerns" I must contact them by mid-November. I presume this is the "consultation" they promised after planting trees elsewhere without consulting the residents affected. Thanks for your help.
graham wrote:I think what is happening is fantastic.Southwark Council's Heygate developing 'partner' LendLease's paid for piece in today's Guardian:
Why trees are the silent heroes of our cities
Explains why, having cut down dozens of trees on The Heygate, they now want to plant a load elsewhere.
"Trees, yes please, but not in my backyard !"
appears to be the rallying cry (and someone else can pay for their upkeep)
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