Hither Green Street Trees

Have you noticed that the trees in our streets are not getting replaced? Despite massive infrastructure investments in Lewisham, replacing sick or dead trees are not a priority with Lewisham Council right now.

Trees are an essential part of the landscape, breaking the hard edges of concrete, giving the birds a place to sing from and of course breathing oxygen into the air. They give children something to look up to and to explore.

In response to the lack of public funding and support, The Brockley Society has negotiated a privately funded alternative with Lewisham Council as a way to keep and add more trees to our streets.

If you are interested in learning more about the situation and how you could contribute, please contact local resident Justin Hannemann at Justin.hannemann@gmail.com for more information.

EDITOR’s UPDATE: January 2016 Blog Post – Brockley Street Tree Project.

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1 Comment

  1. Martha
    January 7, 2016

    What a great idea.
    We have empty tree pits/spaces on our road and even more on the way up to Mountsfield park.
    If the neighbours got together could we buy a tree from the council? Can we choose the variety? I’d like a fruit tree for our street, blossom in the spring and then fruit. Pear or plum.
    Do the council provide those protective wire cages too?
    Lots of questions!

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