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Hundreds of trees set to be planted across Bexley

PUBLISHED: 09:43 03 November 2017

More than 200 trees will be planted across the borough

More than 200 trees will be planted across the borough

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The council started planting last week

Work to plant more than 200 trees around the borough has got underway.

Bexley council is planning to plant 230 trees in streets and along highway verges, with many set to replace those which were fatally diseased.

Peter Craske, cabinet member for community, environment and leisure said: “We know how important it is to our residents to have a green and attractive borough. Through prudent financial planning and investment we have been able to put together a programme of works that will make a difference to residents and visitors to our great borough.

“We all love to see a healthy tree in bloom close to where we live or work. We have had to make some difficult financial decisions in the past but those decisions have paid off and have allowed us to make some improvements we know our residents will want to see.”

The young trees will each be protected by wire cages. Local residents are being asked to keep a friendly eye and report any vandalism to the Parks and Open Spaces Team on 020 8303 7777 or email Parks&Openspaces@bexley.gov.uk.

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