May 22 2013 Latest news:
by Flora Drury
Friday, May 4, 2012
Tottenham residents may want more jobs and big business – but they also want more trees.
Making the High Road more leafy – which was a popular idea with residents surveyed by the Tottenham Community Panel – has been bought up once again at the Bruce Grove and West Green Area Forum.
Residents there added their voices to the calls for trees to be planted along the High Road – a call which has been supported by the Tottenham Civic Society.
Chairman Matthew Bradby said: “We discussed this recently in our committee meeting and there was only one person who thought the trees would get in the way of the buildings.
“But the majority view is that trees improve the environment and appearance of the road from just about every perspective.
“I think it would be fantastic if you planted a quite a lot of trees along the High Street. I believe Transport for London planted a whole row of limes just north of Seven Sisters, which is great.”
But Mr Bradby was not only keen for more trees along Tottenham High Road.
“It would be good for Wood Green High Road as well, which is incredibly denuded around the Mall,” he said.
A Haringey Council spokesman said it was committed to planting “at least 150” trees across the borough this year.