Following lobbying by Brixton Hill councillors, a number of new street trees are to be located around the area a part of a Lambeth-wide programme. Whilst contributing to create a more attractive environment for all, the planting will also improve the overall environmental quality, (including air quality and noise reduction), of our neighbourhood.
Subject to final ground scan surveys the locations chosen are:
- Baytree Road (several including Ginkgo and Juneberry trees, sadly no Baytrees)
- Lyham Road (a number of ornamental pear trees)
- Sudbourne Road (nine new trees including oak, Prunus and field maple)
- Trent Road (four to include a crabapple)
Treeplanting is starting this month and will continue through to April. Residents in roads affected are currently being written to to let them know about the project.
The borough-wide planting programme will be funded by the Transport for London LIP and GLA grants.