Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Funding confirmed - a further £18K for street trees!

Brockley Society is thrilled to confirm new funding for street trees in Lewisham. The number of plantings will double due to a grant from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, as part of his plan to increase London's tree cover by 5%. The grant has been awarded to the partnership between Street Trees for Living (Brockley Society's newly rebranded street tree campaign) and Lewisham Council. It is worth £18,000, and will fund an extra 75 street trees. It is hoped even larger amounts will be available in future years. This week members of the campaign have inspected six low tree-cover wards within the borough to identify those streets which will most benefit from the extra tree plantings. Street Trees for Living is extremely grateful to its partners at the council who put the bid together at the end of last year against an extraordinarily tight deadline.

During street surveys it became clear there is tremendous opportunity to green our streets further by planting trees within front gardens of both houses and flats. Street Trees for Living is proposing a pilot scheme under which owners and tenants can purchase and plant subsidised trees in their front gardens. Particular emphasis will be on those streets where pavement planting of trees is problematic due to space, parking or subterranean pipes and cables. To this end Street Trees for Living is asking for an enthusiastic volunteer to help make this unique idea happen. Please contact Dom at trees@brockleysociety.org.uk if you are interested.

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