Field maple trees flourish on Goodge Street

Field maple trees on street.

Branches of field maple (Acer campestre) trees reach across Goodge Street to touch each other. They were planted by Camden Council when the pavements in Goodge Street were widened earlier this century. The Council had not intended to plant any trees as part of the Street improvements. Their existence is due to our then Cllr Penny …

Film about London elm trees wins award from GLA and Forestry Commission

http://youtu.be/Yz5yKxvu0go By News Reporters Forty years ago Dutch elm disease swept through Britain killing millions of trees. Now a conservation charity which helped bring elm trees back to the streets of Fitzrovia has won an award for its short film about London elms. The Conservation Foundation has won the 2013 Creative Award for its short film The …

Anger at loss of “flourishing and beautiful” tree in Warren Street

By News Reporters Residents living near the junction of Warren Street and Cleveland Street in Fitzrovia are angry about the loss of a healthy tree which was cut down by Camden Council because its roots were potentially a threat to a nearby building. A note was posted on the tree in March saying it had …

Row of trees planted in one street while leafy canopies removed in another

Westminster City Council celebrated the planting of new trees in Bolsover Street, then a few days later cut off all of the spring growth from an entire row of mature trees in Foley Street. A new report encourages councils to better manage and put a real value on trees. By Linus Rees Westminster City Council …

Fitzrovia street to be re-named in honour of broadcaster

Westminster City Council will this afternoon change the name of Bolsover Street to Great Titchmarsh Street after a tree planting ceremony that will take place this lunchtime. By Theodore Hook Another "Great Street" will join Great Portland Street and Great Titchfield Street today as Bolsover Street will be officially re-named Great Titchmarsh Street. The broadcaster, …

Fitzrovia – Pity the London Plane tree in Whitfield Gardens

Camden Council again carried out tree surgery to protected trees in Whitfield Gardens during the spring growth period without regard for their own tree protection policies. Tree surgeons used chainsaws at the end of April to cut off branches during routine tree maintenance. According to Camden's own regulations the work should only be done during …