Lewisham loses more than 1,000 trees in just 4 years / by Justin Hannemann

According to the latest Government sources, Lewisham has lost over 1,000 trees between 2012 and 2016 which is a lot worse than I was expecting.  

In Lee Green Ward, where Hither Green is, the number of empty tree pits has increased from 105 to 186. I usually like irony, but the idea of Hither Green losing its 'Green' is seriously worrying. 

In my street we have lost at least 2 trees in the last 2 years. None of these trees have been replaced.

And so whilst the Gateway development is going well and is on track, the number of empty tree pits has doubled. I am all up for economic progress, but not at the expense of our natural environment.