Our 7th planting season – an update

Street Trees for Living is now towards the end of its seventh planting season. By Easter over 200 more street trees will have been planted in the borough of Lewisham, a grand total of 620 since 2012. Once again local residents and businesses have provided most of the funding, with commitments to water the trees for ...

"Free The Trees!" – St Asaph Road SE4

Who'd have thought that a few hours spent with a bolt-cutter, secateurs, saws and a gaggle of hardy Street Trees for Living committee members on St Asaph's Road SE4 would be so much fun! Man with a mission!For years, the trees along this busy Brockley thoroughfare have had to contend with pavement parking and (for those left ...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 - and please note the start today of our planting campaign for winter 2019/20We are now inviting requests for planting in winter 2019/20 HERE on our blogspot, but ask that requests are registered soon to avoid disappointment. This year the deadline for registration will be much earlier, April 1st 2019, and we will impose a cap before ...

A virtuoso performance – Russell Miller at the Stephen Lawrence Centre

On a lovely autumn day in October, an enthusiastic group of some 60 tree enthusiasts from Lewisham and outlying areas gathered at the Stephen Lawrence Centre in Brookmill Park, Deptford for an absolutely virtuoso lecture and guided talk by Russell Miller, a hugely experienced arboriculturalist and ecologist, Chair of the Ancient Tree Forum and coordinator of Tree Musketeers in Hackney.In the ...

RESERVE NOW! – Special lunch event at Stephen Lawrence Centre SE8 – OCTOBER 7TH

Street Trees for Living invites you to a simple and delicious lunch, with wine, from 11am - 2pm on Sunday 7th October in the reopened Stephen Lawrence Centre in Brookmill Park, Deptford, SE8 4HU.This is an iconic building which goes beautifully with its tree-filled surroundings. It was designed by David Adjaye architects, and incorporates patterned glass ...

Watering emergency! What you can do

WATERING EMERGENCY! WHAT YOU CAN DOSome of our street trees are in danger. If you notice any that you think need watering, please let us know straight away at info@streettreesforliving.com. We sent a reminder last week to our guardians and supporters, but it may be useful to anyone responsible for the life of trees below five years old ...

Brockley street trees battling drought conditions

The ongoing hot, dry weather is killing Brockley's young street trees. Volunteers are needed to keep them alive. If you want to be responsible for watering a local tree, please email local group Street Trees for Living here.To find out more about what's involved, click here.

Deadline approaching for 2018/19 planting – SUNDAY 1st JULY

 SUNDAY 1ST JULYPlease note this deadline for requests to plant street trees in the coming winter 2018/19, anywhere in the borough of Lewisham. To avoid disappointment please register your interest here before the date OR get in touch immediately by email atinfo@streettreesforliving.org

Tree Trunk Love on Hilly Fields

'I pray you mar no more trees by writing love-songs on their barks'(Shakespeare, As You Like It)I would agree with the Bard as far as living trees are concerned, but you can't really object to the ancient practice of carving names on a dead tree trunk like this one in Hilly Fields.

Our first AGM with guest speaker Paul Wood

Last Sunday Street Trees for Living held its first AGM at the Telegraph Hill Centre. The formalities included a Chair’s report that took listeners on a whirlwind tour of the last seven years of the campaign and an imagined future. The committee will post details shortly.The main attraction of the meeting was a hugely enjoyable illustrated talk ...