Category Archives: Trees

New survey shows 80% of public support less grass cutting as Bexley set to spend £90K on more frequent mowing and hedge-trimming

More than 80% of the public support the idea of councils cutting grass areas less frequently to protect the nation’s bees, according to a survey by Friends of the Earth and Buglife. http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2017/04/councils-urged-save-bees-not-cutting-grass Meanwhile the Bexley Conservative administration is set … Continue reading

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Tree Preservation Order – Bexley Street Index

Useful information on the location of TPOs in bexley from the council’s website at: http://www.bexley.gov.uk/article/4310/Tree-preservation-orders     Download the PDF file .

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No more wind in Mill Willows for now as bridge works result in cutting back

Trees at the Old Mill in Bexley village have been cut back to make way for bridge strengthening works, but River Cray project officer Michael Heath encouraged the landowner to have them pruned/pollarded within the TfL budget rather than removed, … Continue reading

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Landowner gives trees the chop in Sidcup SINC

Mature trees by the railway line on Jubilee Way, Sidcup, have been cut down by landowner – who did not bother to consult the Council – despite them falling within the Sidcup rail linesides Site of Importance for Nature Conservation. This … Continue reading

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Real (slim) shady – ‘Tesco trees’ show value of urban greenery

The trees on the former Council Offices/Tesco site on the Broadway are improving an otherwise ugly area, and providing valuable shade on hot summer days. This row of London Planes along the Broadway was destined for the chop, but have … Continue reading

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Save Our Green Spaces Campaign questions protection of trees

SOCSC raises Freedom of Information request to question the future of the trees in the parks earmarked for sale. Colin Rowland Head of Parks and Open Spaces London Borough of Bexley Dear Colin BEXLEY COUNCIL’S PROPOSED SALE OF 27 GREEN … Continue reading

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SOGS campaign seeks tree info and protection plans for threatened sites

The Save our Green Spaces Campaign group has submitted a Freedom of Information Request to Bexley Council (set out below) , asking for details of the many trees that occur on sites that the Council is considering for sale, and … Continue reading

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Bexley’s best Mistletoe tree?

Does Sidcup have the best Mistletoe tree in the Borough? I am not clear on the species of tree, but it is clearly a relative of the Horse Chestnut from the leaf shape. The population of Mistletoe in its boughs … Continue reading

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Shuttle corridor is Mistletoe magnet and Small Tortoiseshell sanctuary

On my way to the Bexley Park Woods event meeting point yesterday (March 12th) there was a Small Tortoiseshell butterfly on the Shuttle riverbank just to the west of the tree line. Afterwards another was seen by the river at … Continue reading

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Thames Road Wetland – then and now.

For what will have long been considered a fairly inconsequential piece of ground on the road from Erith and Slade Green to Dartford, Thames Road Wetland has generated an interesting, if somewhat limited legacy of photographs that pre-date the wetland … Continue reading

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