London loves its trees

Tue, Sep 27, 2011

Climate Change, Trees

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London is very protective of its trees. There are a number of very special specimens that are highlighted in this interesting article. http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/people_and_places/nature/newsid_8256000/8256682.stm

Maintaining the balance between a city that is expanding its population and buildings with providing a healthy environment for trees to survive is  a priority for London. It has led to the creation of a unique organisation called The Trees and Action Group. This collection of pioneering individuals, professionals and orgnistions from both the private and pubic sectors have come together to increase the awareness of the role of trees in the built environment. They are responding to studies that show how in urban areas all over England our trees are under threat. Yet, trees should be a vital part of infrastructure planning and need to be given equal weight and value to grey infrastructure elements.

The TDA shares the collective vision that the location of trees and all the benefits they bring, can be secured for future generations by influencing the planning, design, construction and management of our urban infrastructure and spaces.http://www.tdag.org.uk/tdag-guidance.html

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Do you think the planners of this development in Farringdon, E4 considered this inspiring statement?

The best friend of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth
Frank Lloyd Wright



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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Funnyoldlife Says:

    What beautiful pictures Debbie! I love trees too. Have you been to Finsbury Circus?

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