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More trees for Great Dover Street

London SE1 website team

The Great Dover Street Greening Project was launched this week by Simon Hughes MP with a number of Dawn Redwood trees being planted along Bartholomew Street.

Simon Hughes with pupils from St Saviour's and St Olave's School in Bartholomew Street

The charity Trees for London has been working in partnership with Southwark Council on a project aiming to bring colour and beauty to the Great Dover Street area. SE1. Simon Hughes MP joined school children from St Saviour's and St Olave's School to help plant the trees.

Pupils from the school have undertaken workshops with Trees for London's educationalist Dragana Rakas about the importance of trees in the urban environment and have helped chose the majestic Dawn Redwood trees now planted outside their school. Trees for London hopes that the pupils will adopt the trees giving them additional water during hot summers and reporting back any problems.

The Great Dover Street Greening Project aims to green the streets, housing estates and schools within the Great Dover Street area (bounded by Harper Road, New Kent Road, Tower Bridge Road, Snowfields/Newcomen Street, and Borough High Street). Trees for London would like to encourage local people to give their input on tree planting sites and species. The charity has produced a report suggesting suitable sites; contact Gavin Johnson on 020 7857 1330 or email [email protected]">[email protected] if you would like a copy or to suggest an area you think would benefit from tree planting.

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