Labelling the legacy

During the summer readers may have noticed the appearance of new dark green labels on more than one hundred trees planted in and around Brockley since 2012. The labels are one of the Tree Committee’s initiatives to publicise the scheme, delivered in partnership with Lewisham Council. In this era of desperately tight budgets, the council has ...

Tree Committee’s work recognised by Forestry Commission

Last Thursday we were very proud winners of one of the annual awards that the Forestry Commission makes ... To celebrate the work of individuals, communities and professionals to protect, improve and expand the capital's tree and woodland coverTo inspire others to manage their trees and woodlandTo raise the profile of London’s trees / woodlands and the need ...

Tree Committee’s work recognised by Forestry Commission

Last Thursday we were very proud winners of one of the annual awards that the Forestry Commission makes ... To celebrate the work of individuals, communities and professionals to protect, improve and expand the capital's tree and woodland coverTo inspire others to manage their trees and woodlandTo raise the profile of London’s trees / woodlands and the need ...

Tree Enthusiast gathering – Spring 2016

Another successful gathering of local (and no so local) residents (old and new) who are interested in what we are doing and getting more street trees planted in the borough. The upstairs room at The Talbot was again looking delightful as we discussed our project, our aims and our ambitions, and fielded questions from people who ...

Community organisation – Basic Tree Care

Earlier this week, Rick Farr, Tree Officer with Lewisham Council's Green Scene gave the first of a series of lessons to members of the local community involved in the care and maintenance of our burgeoning stock of newly planted street trees. Rick talking to our volunteers on Hilly FieldsOur trained volunteers are either members of the ...

The sap is rising – again!

On Sunday 22nd March we held the second of our planned quarterly gatherings at which we present updates about the work of the Tree Committee and the work we are doing to get more street trees planted. We were again hosted by Lesley and her team at The Talbot pub in Tyrwhitt Road, SE4 and we ...

Mission accomplished!

A special day for the Brockley Society Tree Committee and our latest group of sponsors and donors. This Silver Birch was planted on Crescent Way, Brockley today and is the last of 36 street trees to be planted by The Brockley Society in this planting season. The picture shows Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos, the volunteer warden of the tree ...

Supporting our Tree Wardens

At a recent Tree Committee meeting we decided to try something new to gather together and support the considerable number of Tree Wardens who have come forward to offer their support. We are very pleased to announce the first of a series of events to celebrate our Tree Wardens and the work that they do in helping ...

Trees in the City – 26th April 2014 – Conference Report

The Brockley Society Tree Committee are delighted to report a little more fully about the presentations given at our hugely successful conference last month. Wake up and smell the pollutionLewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock opened the conference by raising the issue of rising city pollution and the need for more trees to make the urban environment sustainable. He kindly ...

New Arrivals

We are very proud to announce the next round of new street tree plantings in and around the conservation area. Here are some early morning pictures taken in Millmark Grove in mid December: The majority are joint-funded trees with costs being shared between Green Scene (Lewisham Council) and individuals and groups of neighbours interesting in preserving the ...