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Street Trees

3 Jul '17

Street Trees for Living is a volunteer residents’ group working with Lewisham borough council to replace street trees. There is one more week before we close this winter’s planting list for sponsored trees anywhere in the Lewisham borough.

Contact to see your very own street tree spring to life in 2018.

Please look at our blog pages for sponsorship details and maps, our Facebook page is Street Trees for Living.

3 Jul '17

Is this just in Brockley?

4 Jul '17

It is for anywhere in the Lewisham borough, We are a part of Brockley Society and started in the Brockley ward, but now we cover the whole borough.

6 Jul '17

This is a great idea, I never knew that this was even a thing. £240 to get a tree planted, I’m off to talk to the neighbours.
There is a ‘tree pit’ (according to your web map) just on the side of Sebastian Roche on Honor Oak Park, they should definitely sponsor one there, and maybe people could think twice about fly tipping there?

6 Jul '17

Just need to add even better news which may not be clear.
A tree can be planted anywhere on the street pavement - existing tree pit or not - so long as when the council people scan, there are no services running under the intended planting area and it is in a suitable spot relative to the pavement width, corners, walls and lightposts.
We come and do a pavement scan at an initial site visit, the location is worked out with the sponsor, and then we and the council do everything we can to put it in the chosen spot.
If it means concrete or flagging is removed, that happens. Obviously if the tree is going into an existing pit (often tarred over anyway) then that is clearly an easier task.
The tree pit map is an indicator only of tree coverage and available pits, so let your ideas run wild as to where tree are needed. The streets with no pits at all are the ones most in need.

25 May '18

Well outside my house the light is the the tree not much light shining anymore outside its annoying sometimes 59waldram park road

26 May '18

This point is of extreme importance in that adequate space must exist between the anticipated tree’s growth diameter and other street furniture, traffic signs, corners, kerb edges and walls to permit the passage of wheelchairs.

A minimum distance of 1200mm is the minimum - 1500mm would be better.

23 May '19