Monday, 23 March 2009
The 1000th street tree planted on Dynevor Road
We recently helped to plant the 1000th street tree in Hackney – which was on Dynevor Road in our ward.
In 2006, Labour made a promise in Hackney that more than a 1000 trees would be planted on streets in the Borough. The planting of the 1000th tree on Dynevor Road means we have met that pledge a year early.
Dynevor Road residents formed a Tree Group and put in their request to the Council. As a result, 43 saplings were planted on the street. We were pleased to support the residents’ application, and would like to thank Nadine and all the other Dynevor Road residents who championed the need for trees on the street.
Labour is continuing to invest in new street trees across the Borough, although the current planting season has just come to an end. Residents can put in requests – please contact us if you would like to put forward your street for consideration.
Once the trees are planted, they need watering twice a day between March and September – and some streets have Tree Champions to divide up the responsibility between local residents. I’m currently looking after a tree on my road!
Posted by Louisa Thomson at 22:15