Over time, some of Croydon’s street trees have died or had to be removed. The Council each year tries to replace as many of them as possible so if you’d like to see a replacement planted on your road, this is the right time of year to speak up.
They’re keen to hear from anyone who can identify street locations that previously held trees and that could benefit from new planting. They do specify though that new trees will only be planted in existing footpath tree pits.
If you know of an area that could do with sprucing up then please get in touch with the Council’s trees and woodlands team and let them know:
• where you would like to see a tree planted;
• if there is already a tree pit there, and if it contains a dead tree or has been asphalted over;
• what type of tree you would like; and
• if you would be happy to water the tree for the first few years – especially in dry weather.
The Council normally plants new trees between the beginning of December and end of February.
Let them know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the Council switchboard on 020 8726 6000 and ask for the Green spaces division, Public realm office, Stubbs Mead Depot, Factory Lane, Croydon CRO 3RL.