An update on progress of Sudbury Tree Planting projects.
As suggested at last STRA meeting, Councillor Daly and Martin Page (Brents Pricipal Landscape Architect) met to decide which of the Sudbury Ward streets should be first priority for
planting this year. They used criteria of which were most in need of new trees and which had the longest standing requests.
So in Sudbury Ward they felt the top priorities were:
Homefield Road - Whitebeams (Sorbus intermedia 'Brouwers)
Rugby Avenue - Pink Flowering Cherries
Eton Avenue - White Flowering Cherries
Farm Avenue - Silver Birch
Note that Medway Gardens will also be planted under a separate Highways project next year.
All the other roads suggested will be looked at in detail over the summer with the aim of planting next year. Note that Brent don't have funds secured yet and will need to apply next
In Northwick Park Ward:
Martin aims to concentrate on Sudbury Court Drive as that road is exceptionally bleak, losing most of its trees over last few years.
We also have a special planting in Elms Lane, the Conservation Foundation has been running a project 'Great British Elm Experiment' to propagate and plant Elm trees with resistance to Dutch Elm
As we hope to continue this project next year, any further suggestions for tree planting locations will be welcome, consultation remains open over the spring and summer.