new trees have finally been planted in our ward last week ! You may be aware that there has not been funding for tree planting in the past years and only this year new funding has been allocated to plan trees in wards with less than 20% canopy , and this does not inlcude our ward. We Councillors have managed to secure in he last ward budget ( 2019) to fund the planting of 15 trees, giving prioriy to sites where trees were removed in the past years. Trees were ready to be planted last March but works were postponed due COVID-19.
The new tres have been planted in Victoria Road, Clyde Road, Dukes Avenue, Elms Avenue, Rosebery Road, Gravenor Road Thirlmere Avenue , and are mostly a mix of Ginkgo biloba , Betula albosinensis Pink Champagne and Prunus Royal Burgundy.
Also, I have seen some comments on the website about trees in Dagmar Road, so I would like to take the opportunity to provide an udpate on the trees that were removed last February in Dagmar Road along the railway line as I got in contact in February with the Managing Director at the Network Rail Eastern Region, that manages the Hertford North line to King's Cross. Unfortunately with all goin on with COVID-19 and the initial emergency things were put on hold, so I got in contact again and I have been told that the team woudl have looked at the possibility to re-install some biodiversity there. I will keep you posted on the developments.
Even if a drop in the ocean, our ward has one of the higest numbers of trees removed in the Borough ,these are positive news, and as your Cuncillors we will continue pressing and campaigning for more trees in our ward.