Conway bites dog

When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if Conway finishes a job satisfactorily, however small, that is news.

Still no sign of the new zebra crossings in Brockley Cross, but by god, that is a tree - and Conway has successfully planted it. Unless someone else did - and they probably did, but Conway dug the bloody hole, you can't take that away from them! And there's another one next to it too. Two trees in only two years.

Also on the subject of street trees, local group Brockley Street Trees reports that "thirteen new trees will be planted in the conservation area to replace many street trees removed last summer due to disease. These have all been match-funded with local residents contributing 50% of the cost, and Lewisham Council the other 50%."

In March, the group is also planting 70 metres of fruit hedge in Hilly Fields. If you'd like to join them, full details here. With thanks to Monkeyboy for the photo.

8 comments:

AlgernonroadSE13ra said...

Would be interest to know what a 'fruit hedge' is . . . sounds interesting.  What species does this include?

Get outta there kid! said...

That tree must be gutted with where it's been planted...

Guest said...

How are they planning to use the rest of the tree budget there given a few of the trees can't be planted due to underground cables?

Guest said...

Tree at last, tree at last - thank God Almighty, a tree at last.

Brockleyman said...

There is only 1 tree left to be planted in the 1 remaining tree pit!
So much for the large tree budget!

shame said...

:( Brockley Cross could have actually looked ok if they put loads of trees in. What a shame.

Bigfried said...

 BIGGER TREES NEEDED - come on that's a 24.99 B&Q one

Headhunter said...

I thought it was Lewisham council policy that all street trees planted in Brockley had to have a protective cage round them as there was high risk of them being snapped off by some of our more community minded local residents?  There was a long delay in planting the ones outside the sorting office 3 or 4 years ago for precisely this reason, yet judging by the photo, these do not have the protective cage...  I give them precisely a week before some local yob snaps the top off...

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