Bowes Labour wants more trees. Not just us. Most parties agree.
The problems are twofold:
- a sizeable minority of residents are opposed (because trees uproot pavements, cause blind spots, etc.)
- where a tree has been removed due to illness, it's often inadvisable to replant on the same spot (restricting the already limited number of potential sites)
Despite this we've had a number of successes: 6 or 7 on Brownlow soon after our recent walkabout with officers; a few on Hardwicke (despite vandalism!); even a few new ones on Warwick (with more to come there, on Shrewsbury I hope, etc)
But resident input re other potential sites would be very useful to help the next Enfield Labour Administration carry out its ambitions of planting 2000 trees borough wide. Please remember that trees must be at least 6m from bus stops and 1.5m from driveways. Also that trees right above gutters often cause flooding during rainy season (see the recent work we've done on Goring)
Thanks for any and all ideas