ryan sewell wrote:Just what we need a tree snob! An ignorant one at that. These trees were planted by some thoughtful soul who knew that what was needed in a children's playground was shade and shelter and that it was needed quickly. These trees provided that. What is more they provided a few brave kids a thrilling scramble to the top. "Oh no! We can't have that!" I hear you cry. Instead we must plant yet another London Plane tree, not a native tree by the way, and not even a naturally occurring species. Wonderful! By the time it provides any shade you will be dead and your children (if you have any) will be long grown up. In the meantime its millions of boring clones in London will go on causing millions of hay-fever and asthma sufferers misery. Lucky the park is so convenient for St.Thomas'.
Lang Rabbie wrote:I know enough never to recommend that plane, ash or silver birch should never be included in plantings around a children's playground.
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