Hundreds of trees to be planted in Bromley in £100k project after 'unprecedented' winter weather

Bromley Council has announced a project to see around 400 trees planted

Bromley Council has announced a project to see around 400 trees planted

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Hundreds of trees are to be planted across Bromley in a £100,000 project, it was announced today (March 13).

Bromley Council said following the “unprecedented series of storms and gales” last winter that saw widespred loss and damage it will replace as many of the fallen trees as possible.

It added the project, which will begin in the next few weeks, will see around 400 planted across the borough.

Cllr Colin Smith, executive councillor for the environment, said: “As we’ve all seen over recent months, the loss and damage to our tree stock has been extensive and rectifying those losses now is absolutely essential if future generations are going to be allowed to enjoy the same pleasure of living locally as previous ones have.

“Everyone benefits from the pleasure and character that trees bring to our street scene”.

Native species such as oak, lime and birch are set to spring up in “appropriate places”, the council reported, while ornamental cherry and Turkish hazels will also be growing.

According to the authority’s tree care contractor the recent severe weather saw around 200 incidents of fallen or damaged trees recorded by Christmas Eve alone.

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5:49pm Thu 13 Mar 14

white rabbit9 says...

Plant hemp, it quick to grow, grows anywhere and will eventually save the planet. :) God didn't make a mistake creating this plant with all it's uses. Good bye underground oil, hello hemp oil.
Plant hemp, it quick to grow, grows anywhere and will eventually save the planet. :) God didn't make a mistake creating this plant with all it's uses. Good bye underground oil, hello hemp oil. white rabbit9
  • Score: -10

6:33pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Dr. Nick says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
Plant hemp, it quick to grow, grows anywhere and will eventually save the planet. :) God didn't make a mistake creating this plant with all it's uses. Good bye underground oil, hello hemp oil.
Indeed, just think of all the rope and clothing that could be made. M&S hemp undies would give you a 'Blue Harbour' for sure.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Plant hemp, it quick to grow, grows anywhere and will eventually save the planet. :) God didn't make a mistake creating this plant with all it's uses. Good bye underground oil, hello hemp oil.[/p][/quote]Indeed, just think of all the rope and clothing that could be made. M&S hemp undies would give you a 'Blue Harbour' for sure. Dr. Nick
  • Score: 5

8:59am Fri 14 Mar 14

Eagles_Man says...

We always knew Cllr. Smith was a tree-hugger at heart. When's he announcing his defection to the Greens?
We always knew Cllr. Smith was a tree-hugger at heart. When's he announcing his defection to the Greens? Eagles_Man
  • Score: 5

12:50pm Fri 14 Mar 14

dave76 says...

I doubt if 400 will replace all those that have been felled in High Elms recently.
I doubt if 400 will replace all those that have been felled in High Elms recently. dave76
  • Score: 5

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