Street Trees for Living – a project of Brockley Society 2019-04-24 09:04:00

Abstract Tree workshops This May Little Art Forms will be running creative workshops for children and adults at Gently in Crofton Park to raise money towards the planting of Lewisham street trees through Street Trees for Living.Little Art Forms is a creative platform that has recently moved to the area. The project was originally set up in Camden ...

Update from Forest Hill ward

STREET TREES ARE GOOD FOR USAt the Dartmouth Road Street Party a year ago I met Stuart Checkley who was representing Street Trees for Living, a Brockley Society project which has worked with Lewisham Council since 2012 on a public street-tree funding scheme. The scheme had been rolled out on the Tewkesbury Lodge Estate in Forest ...

Community engagement in Ladywell

We are very pleased to link up with local activist and blogger Tony Major whose site Ladywell Live is now up and running.He's very kindly given us a lovely landing page plug here.The blog contains a wealth of information about initiatives and community building in Ladywell Ward and we'd highly recommend a visit.

STfL in the national press

Our work at STfL was given prominent coverage in a hugely supportive double page article in the Sunday Times on 10th March. Our very own Xanthe Mosley was quoted widely, as too our friends at Trees for Cities, author and blogger (The Street Tree) Paul Wood ("London is a Forest" is published in May) and the ...

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 ...