Barnet Borough Council plants new trees across town

Times Series: Barnet Borough Council will be planting trees in Edgware, Hendon, New Barnet and Golders Green Road Barnet Borough Council will be planting trees in Edgware, Hendon, New Barnet and Golders Green Road

New trees will be planted across Barnet to help make the area greener.

Work has already begun to plant trees in Station Road, Edgware, and more are to be planted in Brent Street, Hendon, East Barnet Road, in New Barnet and Golders Green Road.

The £150,000 project is funded by the council’s priority fund, and will include planting of Chinese privet, double white flowering cherry and birch trees.

Councillor Dean Cohen, Barnet Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “Planting trees has always been a priority for the council and Barnet residents. With this project, we wanted to continue to improve the air quality and appearance of our town centres. 

“We try to plant trees in urban areas where we can and this is becoming increasingly difficult because of underground services – but I am happy to see such a large scale project get underway.”

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1:07pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Jon10 says...

You can tell there's an election coming!
You can tell there's an election coming! Jon10
  • Score: 2

4:49pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Edgar de Jarnac says...

Why do we need Chinese privet and double white flowering cherry? We should be proud of our silver birch and other native British trees.
Why do we need Chinese privet and double white flowering cherry? We should be proud of our silver birch and other native British trees. Edgar de Jarnac
  • Score: 3

5:00pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Mr. Datchery says...

Edgar de Jarnac wrote:
Why do we need Chinese privet and double white flowering cherry? We should be proud of our silver birch and other native British trees.
The privet and the cherry are both fast growing and the latter is very colourful. If you read the article they are also planting birch. Sadly they will probably be vandalised.
[quote][p][bold]Edgar de Jarnac[/bold] wrote: Why do we need Chinese privet and double white flowering cherry? We should be proud of our silver birch and other native British trees.[/p][/quote]The privet and the cherry are both fast growing and the latter is very colourful. If you read the article they are also planting birch. Sadly they will probably be vandalised. Mr. Datchery
  • Score: 1

5:16pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Edgar de Jarnac says...

Mr. Datchery wrote:
Edgar de Jarnac wrote:
Why do we need Chinese privet and double white flowering cherry? We should be proud of our silver birch and other native British trees.
The privet and the cherry are both fast growing and the latter is very colourful. If you read the article they are also planting birch. Sadly they will probably be vandalised.
Yes, Mr Bitchery, I did read the article, which is why I didn't comment adversely on the choice of birch, which is one of my favourite trees. The flowering cherry is certainly very colourful for about five minutes, but for the rest of the year it is boring, boring, boring, as is the dangerously invasive Chinese privet.
[quote][p][bold]Mr. Datchery[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Edgar de Jarnac[/bold] wrote: Why do we need Chinese privet and double white flowering cherry? We should be proud of our silver birch and other native British trees.[/p][/quote]The privet and the cherry are both fast growing and the latter is very colourful. If you read the article they are also planting birch. Sadly they will probably be vandalised.[/p][/quote]Yes, Mr Bitchery, I did read the article, which is why I didn't comment adversely on the choice of birch, which is one of my favourite trees. The flowering cherry is certainly very colourful for about five minutes, but for the rest of the year it is boring, boring, boring, as is the dangerously invasive Chinese privet. Edgar de Jarnac
  • Score: 0

9:58pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Mr Reasonable says...

With so many cuts to services for the elderly, vulnerable adults and children, spending £150,000 planting trees 12 weeks before the election is nothing short of obscene.
With so many cuts to services for the elderly, vulnerable adults and children, spending £150,000 planting trees 12 weeks before the election is nothing short of obscene. Mr Reasonable
  • Score: 3

10:39pm Wed 26 Feb 14

nlygo says...

this is part of a previously announced scheme to improve and update Barnet town centres, starting with Edgware

plans for this were out to consultation in 2013

this is the best time of year to plant trees, so it would always be just a few months before a May election. unless you want trees planted in September so they die over the winter...

dope.
this is part of a previously announced scheme to improve and update Barnet town centres, starting with Edgware plans for this were out to consultation in 2013 this is the best time of year to plant trees, so it would always be just a few months before a May election. unless you want trees planted in September so they die over the winter... dope. nlygo
  • Score: 0

6:49am Thu 27 Feb 14

Mr. Datchery says...

Edgar de Jarnac wrote:
Mr. Datchery wrote:
Edgar de Jarnac wrote:
Why do we need Chinese privet and double white flowering cherry? We should be proud of our silver birch and other native British trees.
The privet and the cherry are both fast growing and the latter is very colourful. If you read the article they are also planting birch. Sadly they will probably be vandalised.
Yes, Mr Bitchery, I did read the article, which is why I didn't comment adversely on the choice of birch, which is one of my favourite trees. The flowering cherry is certainly very colourful for about five minutes, but for the rest of the year it is boring, boring, boring, as is the dangerously invasive Chinese privet.
Get touchy quickly don't we dear.
[quote][p][bold]Edgar de Jarnac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr. Datchery[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Edgar de Jarnac[/bold] wrote: Why do we need Chinese privet and double white flowering cherry? We should be proud of our silver birch and other native British trees.[/p][/quote]The privet and the cherry are both fast growing and the latter is very colourful. If you read the article they are also planting birch. Sadly they will probably be vandalised.[/p][/quote]Yes, Mr Bitchery, I did read the article, which is why I didn't comment adversely on the choice of birch, which is one of my favourite trees. The flowering cherry is certainly very colourful for about five minutes, but for the rest of the year it is boring, boring, boring, as is the dangerously invasive Chinese privet.[/p][/quote]Get touchy quickly don't we dear. Mr. Datchery
  • Score: -1

11:54am Thu 27 Feb 14

Jon10 says...

nlygo wrote:
this is part of a previously announced scheme to improve and update Barnet town centres, starting with Edgware

plans for this were out to consultation in 2013

this is the best time of year to plant trees, so it would always be just a few months before a May election. unless you want trees planted in September so they die over the winter...

dope.
Is there any horticultural / arboreal reason why they need to be planted by a councillor, then?
[quote][p][bold]nlygo[/bold] wrote: this is part of a previously announced scheme to improve and update Barnet town centres, starting with Edgware plans for this were out to consultation in 2013 this is the best time of year to plant trees, so it would always be just a few months before a May election. unless you want trees planted in September so they die over the winter... dope.[/p][/quote]Is there any horticultural / arboreal reason why they need to be planted by a councillor, then? Jon10
  • Score: 2

3:27pm Thu 27 Feb 14

nlygo says...

its just a photo opportunity.

calm down dear, its not the end of the world!
its just a photo opportunity. calm down dear, its not the end of the world! nlygo
  • Score: -2

10:47pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Don't Call Me Dave says...

Of course, Labour councillors would never dream of doing anything like this just before an election.
Of course, Labour councillors would never dream of doing anything like this just before an election. Don't Call Me Dave
  • Score: -5

3:02pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Jon10 says...

Don't Call Me Dave wrote:
Of course, Labour councillors would never dream of doing anything like this just before an election.
Of course they would. They are all the same.

But in nlygo's world, one is called a dope and a dear for making a comment:
"You can tell there's an election coming!"
[quote][p][bold]Don't Call Me Dave[/bold] wrote: Of course, Labour councillors would never dream of doing anything like this just before an election.[/p][/quote]Of course they would. They are all the same. But in nlygo's world, one is called a dope and a dear for making a comment: "You can tell there's an election coming!" Jon10
  • Score: 0

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