Monday, 19 January 2015

Final trees go in on Streatham High Road

Green councillor Scott Ainslie with the
new trees that went in today
It was great to see the final trees go in our Streatham High Road today, which was the culmination of several years of campaigning and lobbying to get more greenery.

Not only will it improve the look of the High Road, but also help to tackle the air pollution.

There was a time, when it seemed that there would be no trees going in at all!

Great credit should go to groups like Transition Streatham, who we worked with, along with TfL and the Council, on the species selection and getting as many trees as possible put in as part of the central reservation project.

Thanks too to John Parker at Transport for London, who was a great help, and a mine of useful information over several years.

Here are a few links giving the background to the central reservation project:

May 2012:
April 2013:
May 2013:

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