Staveley Road W4 is blessed with a beautiful avenue of Prunus Kanzan cherry trees.
Blossom Day W4 is a group of local residents established in October 2019 to ensure our trees survive and thrive in perpetuity. We are working to raise awareness of the challenges faced by our trees. In this video our founder, Sally Malin, explains why we were set up:
An uncertain future (our report in October 2019)
The trees face an uncertain future.
Council funding has been cut overall by 40% over the last decade. Tree maintenance has now been outsourced to Hounslow Highways under a 25 year contract, with nineteen years left to run. Tree pits have not been maintained and operatives working at speed have damaged tree trunks with mowers and strimmers. A recent independent survey reported that the life expectancy of 13 out of the remaining trees is at risk due to basal damage.
In addition, recent hot dry summers as our climate changes have led to the failure of young saplings when not adequately watered. There is now a real risk that our beautiful avenue may not survive to give joy - and cleaner air - to our children and grandchildren.
Below we are discussing new saplings with managers from Hounslow Highways.
As you will read elsewhere on this website the situation in Spring 2021 is much improved. We now have 99 trees, looked after by our tree champions and Good Gym Hounslow in conjunction with Hounslow Highways.
With Hounslow Highways
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