New Trees Planted

Scores of new trees were planted on the Common today as part of a biodiversity offsetting programme being managed by the London Wildlife Trust. The trees are just whips – less than a meter tall and aged 2-3 years. They are all native British species, such as hawthorn, field maple and guelder rose. The first batch were planted near the Streatham Common North / Leigham Court Rd junction.

In coming weeks, more tree whips will be planted further down Streatham Common North, at the bottom of Streatham Common South and in one or two other areas. More planting and some maintenance of brambles and woodland will be planned for the autumn.

Meanwhile, Lambeth council has been clearing back vegetation along the path that leads from the car park to Norwood Grove. This has involved cutting back brambles and removing some small trees, mostly dead elm trees. The work is intended to make the path  less hemmed in and therefore to seem safer.


2 thoughts on “New Trees Planted

  • March 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Can you please tell me why these tree’s were dug up yesterday

    • March 21, 2014 at 10:40 am

      Because they had been wrongly positioned. They are now where they were meant to be.


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