Life Without Trees II

I spoke too soon. This unwelcome news on the BBC News today about a new threat to our native ash, which is the fourth most common broadleaf species in our native woodland:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20079657and here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20128643 [29.10.12]The thought that this might be the 'Dutch Elm Disease' of our era is very very worrying. It comes on the heels of another ...

Life without trees …

Do you have a favourite tree that you walk past regularly and admire? Do you find yourself eagerly waiting for it to come into leaf, to show it's pale spring colours and then deepen into its mature summer regalia? Do you think about how much human life the tree has been part of, and for ...

The Tree Council Honours The Brockley Society

The Brockley Society's tree wardens are thrilled that the Tree Council have offered us a fruit hedge amounting to anything up to 100 metres long and worth £500. They said it is in recognition of the efforts our society is making to improve our knowledge and green environment. Add this to the good-will we have enjoyed ...

Commander Archibald Buckle’s grave in Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries restored

The grave of World War 1 hero Commander Buckle in Brockley Cemetery has been refurbished by members of the British Army Association.  Sir Winston Churchill has referred to Buckle as one of the “salamanders born in the furnace,” who survived “to lead,to command, and to preserve the sacred continuity”.His history has been featured on blog ...

Local Event for Halloween

Well, we haven’t been organsied enough to put on something for Halloween, but fortunately the Brockley Cross Action group have. So check out their website for their Halloween at Brockley Cross on Sunday 28th October, from 3pm. There will be family pumpkin Carving at 3pm, then at 4.30 the Wizard and Witch Show and at ...

Modern alchemy

Did you know that you could convert that rusting heap in the front drive or garage into a living, breathing, growing tree? Trees for Cities (here) is running a completely free scheme that will relieve you of your scrap-value car and transform it into trees with virtually no hassle for you. Have a look:http://scrapcarplanttree.org.uk

LA Largesse

"Four hundred trees had to be cut down to make way for Endeavour's wingspan. The city has promised to plant 1,000 replacements" BBC News Well, at least we don't have to worry about retired space shuttles being rolled down our leafy streets!This item on today's BBC News made me smile:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19935264

Community Gardening in Action!

Saturday saw local groups (TTB/BXAG and Brockley Society) alongside members of the public help to tidy up various areas around Brockley Station and Brockley Rd that were in need of some work.Brockley Common saw a big effort on the flower bed next to the new ticket barriers where bindweed had taken over and hidden or ...

Sporting activities…

The numbers of sporty visitors to the park seems to be for ever on the increase. So should you be inspired to join in, here is some information on one new and one established activity. Every Saturday at 9am you can join in the Park Run. It is free, but you need to register in ...

Chainsaw massacre

A couple of weeks back the sound of chainsaws could be heard for a number of hours down our end of Breakspears Road. Turns out five lime trees were being felled in a local front garden - FIVE. I went to talk to the tree surgeons and was told that they were healthy trees being ...